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This magazine — THE ABBOT FORUM — is new in 
form and conception, deliberately so in the interests of pre- 
serving and extending the intimacy of the Abbot com- 
munity. It is an effort to keep you informed, both by 
providing information and by drawing you further into 
life at Abbot. We chose the name FORUM carefully: it is 
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Donald A. Gordon 

Stephen G. Perrin 







The ABBOT FORUM as a medium of open discussion accepts 
timely articles for publication as an expression of the contributing 
author's point of view. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the 
philosophy of Abbot Academy as an institution. 

The Abbot Forum 

November, 1969 

Volume 1, No. 1 

Published quarterly by Abbot Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Entered as Second Class Matter December 12, 
1933, at the Post Office at Andover, Massachusetts under the act of August 14, 1012. 

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October 22, 1969 

Dear Parent: 

As I know you will appreciate, my life since 
June 1968 has been an uncommonly busy, 
even hectic thing. This postponed, but did 
not deflect my wish to report to you on what 
is taking place at Abbot. Along with my own 
view and approaches to Abbot's needs, there 
is behind everything we do, the wish and de- 
termination of the Board of Trustees to bring 
Abbot to a significant leadership position 
among American independent schools. This 
letter is a first step in bringing you up-to- 

What is new today was conceived during 
last year and born this early summer, al- 
though your daughters are inclined, quite 
naturally, to see it as all very sudden and 

I won't apologize for the possibly rampant 
enthusiasm which you may find in the rest of 
this letter, for the feeling here this fall is new, 
at least in my experience; it is fresh, and its 
dimension and importance for your daughters 
is nothing less than extraordinary. There is 
an almost tangible hopefulness, vibrancy, and 
positiveness about our enterprise which is 
having a most salutary effect on the school. 
It signifies, I think, certain important con- 
crete steps, but even more than that, rich 
promises that students can confidently share 
with us. 

At the heart of any sound educational en- 

terprise is the belief in diversity of opportu- 
nity, and objectivity and fairness in the pre- 
sentation of that opportunity. Translated 
into a daily reality, this ideal presupposes 
that a school possess a true variety of people, 
attitudes, and styles among the faculty; an 
equal variety of opportunities within the pro- 
gram; and most important of all, a climate — 
a conducive environment — in which these 
opportunities can flourish, which aids and 
abets the willingness and capacity of students 
to profit by them. In short, what we are try- 
ing to accomplish at Abbot is the creation of 
conditions that themselves work, for educa- 
tion. Conditions have everything to do with 
the quality of communication within a school, 
the tone of the operation as a whole, and the 
receptivity of people and systems to students' 
needs and hopes. 

There is an old idea, traditional by now. 
having rested on assumed attitudes about ed- 
ucation in America for many, many decades 
that something nefarious is going on if stu- 
dents actually are happy in school and en- 
joy the educational process. Most Ameri- 
cans have grown up with the notion that 
school is rarely supposed to be "fun", that 
something is wrong if it isn't all hard work. 

Mr. Gordon's Letter was Mailed in October to All Current Parents. 


'Most Americans have grown up with the notion that school is rarely supposed to be 'fun'. . ." 

Somewhere, growing out of the worst side of 
our puritan tradition, was the morbid idea 
that one would only reach one's salvation if 
one endured one's growing up. If I were to 
choose sides, I would unapologetically choose 
the opposite one: I have a profound and buoy- 
ant faith in the power of positive conditions 
to bring human beings to a sense of the pleas- 
ure of living, and a richness of enthusiasm 
and positiveness toward the tasks that con- 
front them. I cannot accept the old idea that 
fear is the best pedagogical instrument for 
shaping the young. In an earlier time, it was 
accepted, and "worked"; it is no longer ac- 
cepted, and will not work today. 

Here are some concrete examples of things 
happening today at Abbot which underscore 
this point. 

The key in any environment is people. I 
don't mean people in the "personnel" sense, 
but rather people as environments them- 
selves, as "conditions" that affect students. We 
have a new dormitory, Hall House (formerly 
our Infirmary), and in it there is a "house 
family", Mr. and Mrs. David Maynard, and 
their one-year-old daughter. They are an in- 
telligent, concerned, sensitive couple who 
greatly enjoy young people and who are 
generous without being lavish in giving stu- 
dents their time and interest. They are con- 

versant with contemporary problems, sensi- 
tive to the particular points of emphasis 
which both stimulate and plague our young 
people today, and they have a natural style 
which makes communication easy. 

Another aspect of environment is the phy- 
sical plant itself, and here it is the tone of 
buildings and the manner in which they are 
used which affects — daily — every one of us. 
We have, as you know, a polyglot collection 
of buildings which in itself lends a happy di- 
versity to the campus. It. is also true that 
these structures are old, and that the interior 
decor, reflecting too often, for example, the 
late 19th century, is not entirely conducive to 
the well-being of young people in the 1970's. 
We have spent many dollars on paint this 
summer! There is a premium, I confess, on 
white as a basic color, on the assumption 
that accents beyond that tend to create an 
open, bright, generally encouraging atmos- 
phere which is all part of helping people feel 
that life is positive and hopeful and that the 
enterprise that they are engaged in is a con- 
structive, substantive one. Personalities are 
liberated: the result is a diverse pastiche of 
styles and interest, and as far as I can tell the 
students respond well to this. 

Another basic condition for making educa- 
tion real is the curricular program itself. You 


are aware that we have a number of joint 
courses with P.A., and you will hear more 
about this in due course. But of more im- 
mediate and significant importance is the 
range of opportunity being afforded your 
daughters with developing curriculum right 
here at Abbot. There are several new elec- 
tives which are imaginative and creative, and 
there is an emphasis among other and tradi- 
tional courses on fresh approaches to regular 
subjects which is making, in Frost's phrase, 
"all the difference". 

Within the English department, particu- 
larly, there is a strong emphasis on anchoring 
at the beginning of the year a vivid grasp of 
an obvious truth: that to study any language, 
particularly your own, is to study communi- 
cation itself. Communication is not only, as 
Marshall McLuhan will tell you in very ex- 
otic fashion, confined to the verbal capability. 
We know what enormous power there is 
available to anyone who has mastered the 
language, but we are now rightly interested 
as much in tones of voice, expressions and 
gestures in conveying opinion and attitude. 

In other words, communication is a total, 
comprehensive thing that people do, far 
from being singularly cerebral. Traditionally 
educated people often place a premium on 
the cerebral aspect of communication, but 
often it is just this resulting coolness and 
austerity of style which arouses suspicion and 
doubt among young people today. I would 
add that it is not only young people who 
feel this way, but large numbers of sensitive 
people of all ages, who have always been 
alert to the more subtle, unspoken forms of 
communication. An exploration of all of 
this, we feel, is absolutely basic to a really 
honest and effective study of our own Eng- 
lish language. 

Another aspect of the program is the area 
we might call "conditions of daily life" — 
such things as dress regulations, permissions, 
and so on. In an effort to bind the Abbot 
community together — a real community of 
people — we reformed an archaic student 
government during last year. We have come 
up with a Town Meeting form of school gov- 
ernment, providing for a student moderator 

". . . but often it is just this resulting coolness and austerity of style which arouses suspicion 
and doubt among young people today. " 


Sartorial matters have always had a powerful symbolic value" 

and three secretaries (including one faculty 
member) who lead discussion among the en- 
tire community — faculty, staff and students. 
Traditional parliamentary procedure is em- 
ployed. Concerns, issues of any kind, are 
brought up at a Town Meeting, and reforms 
and various aspects of school life are there 
discussed, adjudicated, and voted upon. 

An example of this is the "dress code". 
Insofar as sartorial matters have always had 
a powerful symbolic value, whatever hap- 
pens with regard to dress regulations tends 
to have a disproportionate degree of impor- 
tance, which offends reason, but appeals to 
the human appetite for trivia. Abbot has had 
a debate on dress for many years: there has 
not been a clear code, but a smorgasbord of 
specific regulations, relating to skirt length, 
type of shoes, and so on. In past years various 
isolated reforms, piecemeal fashion, had been 
partially effective, and last year the "big 
breakthrough" was the relaxation of the tie- 
shoes rule. It struck me at the time that a 
great debate on the subject of tie-shoes was 
an extraordinarily disporportionate kind of 
concern in. a school that should be center- 
ing its attention on engaging its students in 
educational matters. 

Just recently Town Meeting discussed a 
new dress code — and, happily, a simple and 
reasonable one was voted by the entire school 
community, as follows (in its official wording): 

That the Abbot student body ex- 
ercise the following attitude toward 

dress, in accordance with their own 
individual tastes: the appropriateness 
of a student's attire should be left up 
to her own discretion. The qualifica- 
tions should be that — 

1. Students exhibit quali- 
ties of neatness and 
cleanliness at all times. 

2. It be left up to the teach- 
ers' discretion whether 
or not informal clothes 
should be allowed in the 

3. Skirts or dresses be re- 
quired for Sunday din- 

The over-all effect of this has been to lib- 
erate the student's own initiative, restoring 
the factor of pride-in-her-own appearance to 
her own hands. The overall effect has been 
an improved appearance among our students, 
rather than what many might expect — the 

It is instructive, I think, to note that the 
main qualification relative to the rights due 
our faculty was proposed and substantially 
supported by a majority of our students, and 
was not forced upon an unwilling student 
body by fearful adults. This itself is evidence 
of the inherent good sense and trustworthi- 
ness of your daughters collectively, and some- 
thing that we can work with to our mutual 


Perhaps you can see from the foregoing 
that a basic shift has taken place here. I 
don't regard it as a drastic shift, but rather 
a subtle though not insignificant one: a shift 
from the idea of a vertical, hierarchical ap- 
proach to school administration to a horizon- 
tal partnership of administration, faculty, 
and students working together — consulting 
with each other candidly and openly, adju- 
dicating problems and framing policies and 
decisions as much as possible in an even con- 
cert rather than by the imposition of power- 
ful minorities. A traditional structure of ad- 
ministration still exists: there is a Principal, 
he has subordinates, and he works for the 
Board of Trustees. But his method of guiding 
the school — and that is the right verb — is dif- 
ferent from the methods of the past. He fo- 
cuses more and more on open communica- 
tion, and is drawing students in to greater 
participation in the discussion of policies and 
programs. He trusts the collective wisdom of 
the community more and more, rather than 
relying exclusively on the inevitably idiosyn- 
cratic judgment of two or three or four pow- 
erful adult individuals. 

If this is a radical realignment, then let us 
call it such. But I firmly believe that this is 

actually a rather conservative, but more hu- 
mane, and certainly more democratic, means 
of arriving at conclusions, and thus one 
which is wholly consonant with all the pro- 
fessed ideals of our country. Instead of an 
ominous departure from "established Ameri- 
can practice", I see it rather as a return, in 
faith, to ways of solving problems which are 
deeply imbedded in the best side of the 
American tradition. On such a foundation, it 
seems to me, we can build a truly exciting and 
positive Abbot Academy, which will serve ef- 
fectively and honorably in the future. 

I do hope as many of you as possible will 
be able to come to Parents' Week End, and 
taste the spirit and vitality which is flowing 
through Abbot these days. It is a positive and 
welcome tonic, and a promise of rich divi- 

With all my good wishes, 

Sincerely yours, 

Donald A. Gordon 

"Concerns, issues of any kind, are brought up at a town meeting . . ." 


Stephen G. Perrin, teacher of the new 
Humanities course, joined the Abbot Aca- 
demy faculty this fall. During the year just 
past lie was the Wingate Payne Fellow in 
Pliotography at Pliillips Academy, Andover. 
After graduation from Columbia University 
lie did graduate work and teaching in Art 
at Harvard. His wife, Stephanie, is Curator 
of Abbot Academy's John-Esther Art Gallery. 

Mr. Perrin contributes his article to gener- 
ate open discussion. Readers who may agree 
or disagree with any of the opinions expressed 
are urged to submit their views, in icriting 
for inclusion in future Forum articles. 

Watch Out . . . 

I May Be Teaching 
Your Daughter 

by Stephen G. Perrin 

My mother did her best to make me a Christ- 
tian, but by the time I was seventeen I was 
convinced that all religions were arbitrary 
structures built by the dead to ensnare the 
living and that I had to be free from the limi- 
tations of such structures in order to find out 
who I was. Not only did I reject the preach- 
ings of my minister, but, as well, the teach- 
ings and advice of anyone who tried to influ- 
ence the order of my life in any way. I direct- 
ed a great stream of hostility toward my 
teachers, my parents, my government — to- 
ward anyone who tried to pass on to me any 
concepts of an ordered universe whatsoever. 
I saw them all as being hypocritical and un- 

The depression, World War II, and the 
atom bomb were all I needed to substantiate 
my position. I had been at boy scout camp, of 
all places, when I first heard of the atom 
bomb. It had been dropped on a place called 
Hiroshima on the day I was out in the woods 
learning how to survive for twenty-four hours 
on one match. I somehow knew that even a 
match wouldn't have done the citizens of Hi- 
roshima any good. 

There was one teacher I had listened to, 
back in the seventh grade. He had called our 
class "a patch of pumpkin-heads" because, he 
said, we couldn't think. He had made me mad 
and I swore to myself that I would prove to 
him that I could too think. It was hard, be- 
cause I didn't have the vaguest idea what 
thinking was. At that time it was a foregone 
conclusion in my own mind that I was a gen- 
ius and that I could do anything I wanted to. 
My seventh-grade teacher popped that little 
bubble and demonstrated with excruciating 
clarity that I wasn't as capable as I thought I 
was. But that was the beginning, because I 

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had gotten a first glimpse of my own ignor- 
ance. I wanted to understand things. Since I 
couldn't find anyone who could do my under- 
standing for me, I decided to keep my eyes 
and ears open for things that made sense. I 
brought my chaotic little mind to bear on a 
chaotic world and decided to construct my 
own description of the way things were. 

(Had there been drugs available in those 
days, I might have taken a different course.) 

Twenty years later, as a teacher at Abbot, 
what do I say to my class? How do I dare say 
anything without fear of seeming hypocriti- 
cal and untruthful? 

First of all, I do not pretend to have any 
answers. I am what I am because of my 
unique combination of 40,000 genes and my 
specific upbringing. I am not Everyman. I do 
not possess the secret of happiness and I'll not 
impose my beliefs on anyone. So, again, what 
do I say? 

I start by asking the "wrong" questions at 
the "wrong" time. It is amazing how many 
questions are out of bounds in the conven- 
tional classroom. There are taboo questions 
and taboo answers. Uusually, they are the 
most important ones. If the business I'm in 
is education, they are certainly the ones to be- 
gin with. 

The first assignment I gave my Humanities 
students brought up in none-too-subtle terms 
the issue of sex relations between men and 
women. It was a reading assignment based on 
a short story by Ernest Hemingway, and I 
asked my students to make comments upon 
it. I knew from their essays that it was diffi- 
cult for many of them to put their feelings 
into words, but I considered it imperative to 
get the questions rolling. The students asked 
many questions, and in discussion they tried 
to produce their own answers. That is an ex- 
ample of my method of "teaching." The stu- 
dents must make the connection between 
questions and answers by themselves. Teach- 
ing, as such, does not exist; there is only 
learning. All I can do is provide a provoca- 
tive setting in which questions are sure to 
arise, and then leave time for discussion of 
student concerns. 

You will say that this "method" puts too 
great a burden on the students and will re- 
sult in frustration and insecurity. I will an- 

swer that no learning has ever taken place 
without the need to learn which is caused by 
frustration and insecurity. I am not talking 
about the fear to which Mr. Gordon refers 
in his letter to parents. Education through 
fear (of failure) is not my way. I am talking 
about a process which emphasizes curiosity 
as the first step to learning. Curiosity cer- 
tainly implies uncertainty and is associated 
with tension. The main thing is to question 
the certainty of all belief. A belief cannot be 
called a "truth" unless it has been tested se- 

It is clear by now that I am not dissecting 
a body of knowledge in my course. I would 
not know one if I saw it. I am more interested 
in the process through which beliefs are ac- 
quired and the subsequent process by which 
they are hardened into personal truths. It is 
my belief that a student equipped with a per- 
manent curiosity is well ahead of one who 

possesses a certain knowledge. I am not par- 
ticularly interested in assuring a girl's en- 
trance into college if that assurance consists 
solely of an accumulation of credits in speci- 
fied subjects. I am much more concerned 
with exposing her to various attitudes toward 
such things as experience, perception, expres- 
sion, truth, and reality, so that her education 
is not measured in terms of grades and credits, 
but by personal growth. If a girl possesses an 
identity that takes into account growth and 
change, both in herself and in her environ- 
ment, then I probably have little to offer her. 
$he has already had the course. 

I am concerned, then, with a dynamic edu- 
cation for dynamics. I know that the decade 
of the seventies is going to be characterized 
by even more complexity than the sixties. I 
do not want to prepare a girl to cope with 
the problems of today; it is those of tomorrow 
that she must face as an independent adult 
and which are the real target of today's edu- 
cation. The days in which a girl's schooling 
could be considered an enrichment are long 
past. The issue today is survival. We are only 
kidding ourselves if we promote the myths of 
"comfort" or "happiness" in a world in which 
the issues of pollution, contamination, popu- 

lation, aggression, hunger, sickness and drugs 
are so ubiquitous. These are the proper con- 
cern of education and since they are complex 
and do not admit to ready solution by conven- 
tional methods, the job of the educator to- 
day is to provoke students into bringing every 
capability they may possess to bear on these 

This is best done by working with methods 
of problem stating and problem solving. It is 
no longer desirable for the teacher to state 
the problems and for the student to produce 
the "right" answer. The solution of classical 
problems by classical methods promotes only 
a false sense of security. The student must 
first of all define what problems she is inter- 
ested in working on, and then must decide 
how she is to approach them. There are no 
"right" answers anymore, so the student must 
be trained to evaluate her own progress. She 
must also be alert to changes in herself and 
changes in the problem during the time she 
is engaged with it. She can only approach 
such problems if she is prepared to live with 
uncertainty and doubt and if she can gain 
personal satisfaction from the dynamics of 
the problem-solving situation. Education for 
today can only consist of developing attitudes 
toward the dynamics of life. The days of the 
pat answer are gone forever. 

There is a benefit to be gained from study- 
ing past solutions to past problems: such 
study gives a student a perspective on how 
not to proceed. The student must be freed 
of the limitations of the past if she is to pro- 
ceed with a life that has any meaning at all. 
A meaningful life connotes an ordered life, 
and the probability that any life will contain 
a high degree of order is very low, indeed. 
Yet if life is to have a point, then it must be 
structured in a unique way so that it differs 
from all other lives. Education is not con- 
cerned with turning out a uniform standard 
product, an interchangeable social module; to 
the contrary, it can aim only at producing 
individuals. Certainly we are all born as 
unique creatures, but much of our early edu- 
cation has the sorry result of making us the 
same. We are told and taught not to make 
waves under any circumstance lest we offend 
someone. The desired result, I suppose, is a 
homogeneous population of like-thinking and 


acting members. The fallacy in this kind of 
education is that the members of such a pop- 
ulation have nothing to say to one another 
and are doomed to personal stagnation. The 
only solution is to maximize the differences 
between individuals so that the society into 
which they emerge is constantly benefited 
by new ideas and new enthusiams. The study 
of history is the study of human disasters re- 
sulting from the isolation of human societies 
in coffin-like compartments. This is a valuable 
lesson to be learned. 

So, if survival is the issue and the past pro- 
vides little help in guiding us toward tomor- 
row, how do we proceed? My personal an- 
swer is very simple. I place maximum value 
on the differences between my students and, 
at the same time, I stress the need for per- 
sonal interaction that can only result in the 
growth of all concerned. I do not attempt to 
channel that growth; all I can do is promote 
it. Growth is the key word. It is not to be 
measured by fixed standards. I can only com- 
pare a student today with what she was yes- 
terday; if she is the same, I have not done 
my job. Many parents may object to my 
attempting to change their daughters; they 
may feel that I am steering their own flesh 
away from them. I think such worry is inap- 
propriate. The girls I have in class are largely 
fixed in their approach to life. I am interested 
only in having each girl attain the maximum 
benefit that is implied by her uniqueness. I 
am not speaking about the static differences 
revealed by our snapshots. It is the dynamic 
differences that are important. Specifically, 
the way our brains juggle cur perceptions 
and expressions. Our physical and mental 
structures are not designed to remain at rest; 
we are more accurately defined by the ways 
we move our brains than by their static con- 
tent. The Elizabethan poet, Robert Herrick, 
loved the "liquefaction" of Julia's clothes. I 
love the liquefaction of her thoughts and 

Speaking of love, I must say that I could 
not teach anyone without it. Certainly the 
in loco parentis gambit implies that the fac- 
ulty of the school is concerned with the well- 
being of the students, but to me a parent, 
in loco or otherwise, is first of all a lover. 
Many schools twist the meaning of the phrase 

to such an extent that they feel they are doing 
their duty if they set up rules of conduct so 
that the blame for any misdemeanor can be 
placed directly on the student. These schools 
take on the worrywart aspect of parenthood, 
but not the loving aspect. It is obvious that 
the members of a school faculty are not going 
to provide a substitute for parental love, but 
it is less obvious that they must go beyond a 
concern for the health and well-being of their 
students. Empathy might be a better word, 
but it is a passive reaction. I believe that love 
is what is needed, and love is what should be 
given. Without love, teaching is probably the 
worst profession devised by man. Long hours, 
low pay, many responsibilities, continual frus- 
tration, these are the teacher's rewards if love 
is omitted from the curriculum. 

The many demonstrations of love that I 
have heard and seen at Abbot — love by fac- 
ulty and administration for students — have 
convinced me that Abbot is a great place to 
teach and a great place to learn. Love is not 
an institutional matter, however; it takes 
place between individuals who are not 
"teachers" and "students," but human beings. 

Thoreau said a great thing about institu- 
tions. He said, "as a snowdrift is formed where 
there is a lull in the wind, so, one would say, 
where there is a lull of truth, an institution 
springs up." Old Thoreau really cut through 
a solid aphorism when he said that. Any in- 
stitution dedicated to the perpetuation of 
truth certainly kills the very truth it tries to 
save. That is because truths are not static 


commodities; they have to live and breathe 
and grow. Any preserved truth is a relic of 
the past. Keats coupled truth with beauty, 
but Socrates had already taken care of that 
one when he called beauty "a short-lived 
tyranny." I have a feeling that Thoreau 
would approve of Abbot as it is today; more 
of an affiliation than an institution. I sense 
that when I place emphasis in my course on 
the dynamics of the hunt, I am in some way 
representative of an Abbot approach to edu- 
cation, and that Abbot, in turn, is tuned into 
the vibrations of today. 

Abbot has a motto, facem praetendit ar- 
dentem, which means something like "he, she, 
or it holds forth (out, aloft?) a blazing brand 
(fiery stick, a faggot)." The image you're sup- 
posed to get is of a noble maiden draped in a 
flowing and revealing robe holding a torch 
aloft to illumine the darkness. Well, the fact 
is it is getting harder and harder for facem 
to praetendit her ardentem, which brings up 
the subject of ecology, in this case, the study 
of an institution's relation to its environ- 

ment. For example: the existence of ivory 
towers is dependent upon the ready availabi- 
lity of top-grade ivory. It just so happens that 
ivory is in very short supply right now; we 
must build with some new material that is 
non-porous to polluted air, opaque to radia- 
tion of all kinds, and strong enough to with- 
stand an explosion of population. Let's face 
it, it would be too expensive to build an in- 
stitution that would meet these few require- 
ments. The obvious answer is that ivory tow- 
ers are passe. The structuring of institutions 
must change in correspondence with the 
times. Old facem has to throw away her 
ardentem and get herself a laser beam. 

As I read it, that is just what Abbot is 
doing. In response to LEM, DDT, DNA, 
IUD, LSD and DMZ, Abbot has evolved into 
a VDS (very dynamic school). As long as the 
change accelerates with the times, I think 
there is hope for the old school. 

I began by mentioning my mother's failure 
in converting me to Christianity. I would like 
to close by quoting an MCD (most Christian 
document) that states better than any other 
my basic approach to education. It is taken 
from Saint Paul's first letter to the Corin- 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of 
angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong 
or a clanging cymbal. And if I have proph- 
etic powers, and understand all mysteries and 
all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as 
to remove mountains, but have not love, I 
am nothing. If I give away all I have, and 
if I deliver my body to be burned, but have 
not love, I gain nothing. 

Love is patient and kind; love is not jeal- 
ous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. 
Love does not insist on its own way; it is 
not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice 
at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love 
bears all things, believes all things, hopes 
all things, endures all things. 

Love never ends; as for prophecies, they 
will pass away; for our knowledge is im- 
perfect and our prophecy is imperfect; but 
when the perfect comes, the imperfect will 
pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like 
a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned 
like a child; when I became a man, I gave 
up childish ways. For now we see in a mir- 
ror dimly, but then face to face. Now I 
know in part; then I shall understand fully, 
even as I have been fully understood. So 
faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the 
greatest of these is love. 



New Faculty/ Interviews 

The following individually taped interviews introduce the new faculty to Abbot's parents, 
friends and alumnae. Their background data will appear in the 1969-1970 Abbot catalogue. 

The new faculty were asked to discuss their objectives for teaching girls (and boys) in 
their own field. 

In addition to those interviewed, Abbot also introduces and welcomes Rowland Sturges, 
director of the choral program, Richard C. Griggs, assistant business manager, Mrs. Florence 
Griffith, dean of students and permissions, Sarah Proctor, dietician, and Richard E. Sheahan, 
director of development. 

JOHN BUCKEY, Director of Studies: 

"It is a matter of getting our heads together 
and defining institutional expectations. What 
role the young think they should play and 
what role we think they might play in de- 
veloping a society that means something and 
is important to them . . . many of today's 
young students are saying, leave us alone, let 
us do our 'thing' and don't evaluate us. I still 
cling to the changes that are incurred by 
articulation, by persuasion, logic, and order 
that is in fact an agent of change; something 
that persuades and convinces . . . 

"I'm interested in getting across to our girls 
that there are a number of ways to be re- 
sponsible, a number of ways to have some 
effect on the world. It is clear there is a 
polarization and an increasing unwillingness 
to give and take. I think we have a very 

urgent role to present different approaches 
so that legitimate choices can be made. This 
is not a time to be anti-intellectual. There are 
too many great books and expressions of 
thinkers who have devoted a lifetime to 
problem solving to ignore their contributions. 
"Something that is apparent here at Abbot 
is the rare rapport in communication and 
trust between much of the faculty, administra- 
tion and students. Trust comes not from an 
administration's or the faculty's willingness to 
acquiesce, but an openness to discuss and put 
their innermost feelings on the line. I think 
the avenues of communication are open here 
much further along the line than in many of 
the schools with which I am familiar. W« 
have open channels to create an educational 
experience that makes sense to all of us." 


GEORGES N. KRIVOBOK, Chairman of the 
Modern Language Department: 

"Teaching is a joy, no doubt about it! . . . 
It's alive ... It fulfills my yearning for 
creative activity. But a teacher is not there to 
inculcate; I find him more a guide, a pilot 
on a ship bringing his charges to port through 
the rough spots ... I am not just a teacher 
of language — I want to take the students 
behind the scenes of the living and thinking 
of the people in France, Russia, and every- 
where . . . We are all human beings but we 
all react differently to life, to our environ- 
ment, to geography, to each other . . . toler- 
ence for each other comes through under- 
standing and for this reason, Knowing at 
least one foreign language (I stress knowing, 
which means learning not just studying!), is 
an essential but tremendously rich and re- 
warding experience for the forward-looking 
men and women of today." 

Susan Clark — Susan Hosmer — Brian Davidson 

SUSAN CLARK (Mrs. David), Latin: 

"1 came to Abbot with the intention of 
convincing my students that Latin and Greek 
are not mere grammatical exercises — that 
they are not the 'dead' languages they are so 
often thought to be. Both are products of over 
one thousand years of written and spoken 
use, and as such, they reflect and reveal all 
ol the vitality and fascination of their two 
cultures. The abstracted grammar of a 'dead' 
language is a marvelous tool by which a 
student can learn about his native tongue; 

classical languages, taught as the organic out- 
comes of real and potent cultures, can make 
clear to a student not only the structure and 
origin of his own language, but also the 
modes of thought of earlier peoples that were 
to prove so influential to western civilization 
as we know it." 

SUSAN HOSMER (Mrs. Edward F.), 

"Change is the most striking characteristic 
of our world and to survive in such a world 


new abilities and attitudes must be developed. 
However, it seems to me that no one can 
decide what these abilities and attitudes 
should be for all people. What becomes im- 
portant is not 'a body of knowledge' but 
rather what each student makes of various 
environmental inputs. Education then be- 
comes an integral part of one's entire life 
and is no longer confined to the classroom. 
It is my hope that through open-ended in- 
quiry and other kinds of experimental learn- 
ing, each student will be better able to devote 
his whole being to the experience of life." 

BRIAN DAVIDSON, Speech and Theater: 

"To me, teaching is the attempt to com- 
municate. The job of the teacher is to create 
a situation in which there can be dialogue 
between the student and the teacher, and the 
students with each other. The subject matter 
is relevant only in that it provides the skele- 
ton on which this channel of flux can be 
hung. The satisfaction that a teacher can, and 
is to feel, comes out of the successful (hope- 
fully) experimentation to achieve this state 
of communication. It is the 'meat and pota- 
toes' of the teacher's existence." 

PAUL DYER, English: 

"It strikes me that one way to begin is per- 
haps to discard all of the former notions of 
the levels of expectation and tasks to be per- 
formed and the whole idea of what is sup- 
posed to go on in any one's class and start a 

different way — involving students themselves 
directly rather than indirectly as students of 
a subject that belongs in the pages of a book. 
One way to do this perhaps is to really get 
students to ask themselves questions and talk 
about things that they think are relevant and 
important. Once that process begins, it goes 
by itself. It is hard to envision a lesson plan 
for any great length of time, if at all, because 
the students themselves are the content of 
the course and therefore the lesson plan . . . 
It seems to me that what we've been doing 
traditionally in education, at least in the 
western culture, has been defining the struc- 
ture for the schools, for people, without 
giving them ability to define it for them- 
selves . . . forcing them into a fixed structure 
instead of letting them build their own struc- 
ture . . . Instead of making people close- 
ended, make them open-ended; make them 
flexible, keep them flexible ... it involves 
open-ended kinds of probing into all variety 
of experiences. Perhaps if you want to call 
my course communications, it might help 
you to define it. This is in no way to dis- 
credit or debunk 'traditional' education; this 
is rather in the nature of an extension of the 
past into the present in preparation for an 
ever-changing future." 


"All assignments are optional for all of us 
in one way or another. What is exciting is 
making the choices; Great writing is about 
the great choices. Speaking is a start." 


FAITH KAISER (Mrs. Jon E.), Director of Admissions, and PRISCILLA PETERSON, Assist- 
ant Director of admissions and music: 

"We want candidates to be an active part of 
the application process ... to involve them 
in decision making ... to foster a real com- 
mitment between Abbot and the girls who 
come to school here. Our girls are helping 

us talk with candidates and their families and 
show them the school . . . We hope for 
parent and alumnae suggestions about poten- 
tial candidates — especially in more distant 
parts of the country." 

MARION FINBURY (Mrs. Herbert) 
College Advisor: 

"Choosing a college is really an extremely 
difficult time in a student's life. This is one 
of the first times that a student is faced with 
the truly painful process of decision-making. 
I guess I see myself playing the role of a 
guide through this entire procedure. I try to 
help them separate fact from the fiction they 
have accumulated about college and I want 
them to assume more of the burden of re- 
search into colleges. 

"A college advisor can no longer 'choose* a 
college for a student nor 'get' a student into 
college, but she can start the decision-making 
process rolling by making a girl start giving 
serious consideration to what she really wants 
from an education and how she would like 
to spend the next four years. What we really 
want to accomplish is to change the emphasis 
from 'what school can I get into' to 'what do 
I really want to go to college for and where 
can I best get what I want?' All of this theory, 
of course, has to be based on the practicability 
of choices in a current college scene fraught 
with obvious difficulties." 



"As a teacher I consider myself as having 
two roles to play. In the first, I am a skill 
builder concerned with training my students 
in language skills to the point of achieving 
real confidence and competence. In the sec- 
ond, I serve as a guide in the effort toward 
an imaginative perception of literary ex- 
perience and its representation." 


"I find Abbot both impressive and exciting. 
I am impressed with the students and my 
fellow faculty members, impressed because of 
the tremendous potential they both possess. 
I am excited because I can imagine the reali- 
zation of that potential and the landmark it 
would be. 

"I certainly cannot imagine an independent 
secondary school with an atmosphere more 
conducive to education than Abbot. Hope- 
fully with the lifting of antiquated restric- 
tions we can get on with the essence of edu- 
cation, the lifting of the human spirit." 


House Parents, Hall House: 

"Through the democratic process and with 
a concern for individual worth we have a 
dorm in which girls hold responsibility for 
their personal actions. Rather than follow 
one rule after another without thinking, they 
can learn to find meaning in their own rules. 
By treating the students as people with equal 
rights to those of the houseparents and by 
maintaining a high tolerance for diversity 
we plan to have communication and trust 
be the theme of the dorm." 

Richard Griggs, Assistant Business Manager 

Roland Sturges, Music 

Mrs. Florence Griffith 
Dean of Students, Permissions 

Sarah Proctor, Dietician 



What one human being means to another cannot be measured 
by time, nor recorded in words. The alumnae, faculty, and students 
who have been privileged to know and work with Eleanor Morin 
Tucker in the years since 1936 when she came to Abbot as a teacher 
of science and mathematics acknowledge with regret her retirement 
from the Academy in June. During these years as teacher, director 
of studies, vice-principal, and as acting Principal from 1 966 to 1968 
her gentle understanding, her spirit and enthusiasm, her many acts' 
of kindness — both noticed and unnoticed — and above all her 
honesty and integrity have been an intrinsic part of Abbot Academy. 
Miss Tucker's quiet influence has been felt not only at Abbot 
however; but also at Phillips Academy where she served for three 
years as the first Dean of Women in the Andover Summer Session 
In a resolution by the faculty of Phillips Academy on June 16, it 
was recorded that "her never-failing friendliness, her keen un- 
derstanding of boys and girls, and her knowledge of the way schools 
work have been an important part in the harmonious relationship 
of the two Academies." 

In September, Miss Tucker became director of studies at the 
Winchester-Thurston School in Pittsburgh, but she will not be for- 
gotten at Abbot. At Last Chapel, in June, Carol Nimick, '69, speaking 
for the school community, announced the presentation to the school 
of the Eleanor Morin Tucker Reading Room, an extension to the 
Means Memorial Library, "In gratitude for her devotion to Abbot 
as teacher, dean, counselor and friend". 

J. St. P. 


Mile. Germaine Arosa retired in June after twenty-four years 
of teaching in the French department, fifteen of which were as chair- 
man of the department. Her years at Abbot are noteworthy for her 
keen interest in her students. To quote from a tribute paid to her 
on Alumnae Day by Molly Young Sauereisen, 1954, one of her 
former pupils, "I am sure there was no deeper thorn in Mile. Arosa's 
side than I. No one knew better that Saturday interior of her room 
where large tears were spilled in frustration. Yet, there is no deeper 
affection for this great lady than mine. This is the enigma of Mile. 
Arosa — this great gift of invoking the challenging spirit within her 
students, while at the same time blending it with great humor af- 
tability, warmth and genuine concern for all of us. The length 
breadth and height of her teaching and guidance can never, and will 
never be forgotten by any of us fortunate enough to be her pupil 
friend or associate. One might ask what is her secret? I say it is 
that she truly deeply cares." 




the 1969 graduates have gone to colleges in many states: 



Boston University 

Colby Junior 





Fleming (Switzerland) 


Green Mountain Junior 





Lycee International 
Michigan State 

Bonnie Bodenrader 
Wendy Ewald 
Anne Dillard 
Joan Faro 
Carol Loebel 
Maria Pico 
Stephanie Ross 

Jacquelyn Frazier 
Jane Heifetz 
Margaret Howes 
Cameron Peters 

Deane Sawyer 

Margaret Beal 
Sandra Waugh 

Marjorie Cummings 
Nancy Ettele 
Sara Gray 
Nancy Belcher 
Katharine Boynton 
Carol Nimick 

Jennifer Cecere 
Susan Cohen 
Deborah Marum 
Nancy Steele 

Gali Hagel 
Alison Nourse 
Corless Brown 
Jennifer Van Anda 

Katrina Moulton 
Sarah Sykes 
Jennifer Treneer 
Marilyn Dow 
Susan Gurganus 
Deborah McClure 
Dale Woods 
Ellen Junker 
Elisabeth Miller 
Barbara Bitner 
Mary Louise Ketchai 
Elizabeth Gifford 
Alice Petree 
Catherine Viele 


Carolyn Cain 
Enid Rockwell 

Mount Holyoke 

Anne Cashin 
Leslie Weidenman 


Helene Jenkins 
Janice Wohlgethan 


Mary Stewart 


Georganne Mueller 


Delphine Ho 

Pine Manor Junior 

Eleanor Haynes 
Suzanne Yeaton 


Diane Coggan 

Rhode Island School of Design 

Diana Brainerd 

Rensselaer Polytechnic 

Sheila Donald 

Sarah Lawrence 

Nancy Bennett 
Pamela Teal 


Susan Curry 
Helen Paffard 


Deborah Elliott 
Elaine Giblin 
Margaret Lord 
Susan McArdle 


Diane Best 
Betsy Hoover 


Mary Phinney 
Elizabeth Samel 

Temple Buell 

Linda Lacouture 

University of Denver 

Frances Hoff 

University of New Hampshire 

Nancy Butterfield 
Mary Schiavoni 

University of Pennsylvania 

Margaret Gay 

University of Rochester 

Julia Stichnoth 


Barbara Allen 
Madelon Custis 
Janice Eklund 
Marianne Gerschel 


Lindsay Whitcomb 


Jessica Leuenberger 


Ann Aldrich 

Academic Year Abroad 

Dorothea Rees 







come boarding students from many states and foreign countries. This year the following 
states and countries are represented: 

Alabama 1 


Arkansas 1 

California 5 

Connecticut 31 

Delaware 3 

District of Columbia 1 

Florida 2 

Georgia 1 

Indiana 1 




Maine 8 

Maryland 4 

Massachusetts 37 

Michigan 4 

New Hampshire 18 

New Jersey 9 

New York 22 

North Carolina 2 

Ohio 9 

Pennsylvania 8 

Rhode Island 

South Carolina 1 

Vermont 1 

Virginia 4 

Wisconsin 1 



Canada 3 

England 2 

Germany 2 

Grand Bahama I 

Hong Kong 



Puerto Rico 
St. Thomas 
San Salvador 





come relatives of alumnae from many classes: 

LYNN BRAZER — sister of Joan Brazer, 1965 
JANE CASHIN — sister of Anne Cashin, 1969 
HOLLIS CLEVELAND — daughter of Elizabeth Flan- 
ders Cleveland, 1934, great-great-granddaughter 
of Miriam Hill Niles, 1846, cousin of Janet But- 
trick Irving, 1898, Helen Buttrick Livesey, 1933, 
Martha Buttrick Rogers, 1923, Martha Rogers, 
1972, Amy Rogers, 1973, Salley Macartney Os- 
born, 1948, and Susan Macartney, 1973 
NANCY COHEN — sister of Susan Cohen, 1969 
JANE DEWEY — daughter of Jane Kenah Dewey, 
1948, niece of Ethel Kenah Bowman, 1952 and 
cousin of Catherine Gilman, 1971 

LYDIA ECCLES — cousin of Lydia Eccles Page, 1951, 
Dorothy Eccles de Ganahl, 1945, and Nancy Ec- 
cles Roome, 1941 

LUCY FLINT — daughter of Noma Clayton Flint, 

CATHERINE GILMAN — niece of Jane Kenah 
Dewey, 1948, and cousin of Jane Dewey, 1972 

LUCY GORHAM — niece of Frances Gorham Pat- 
ton, 1946, and cousin of Amy Baldwin, 1970 

MARDI HUDSON — cousin of Jean Lyons Dhawan, 

CHERYL LAMB — daughter of Mary Bixby Lamb, 

1950, great-grandniece of Lydia Noyes, 1880, 

niece of Nancy Shulze Lamb, 1950, and cousin 

of Beverly Brooks Floe, 1941 

SUSAN MACARTNEY — niece of Salley Macartney 
Osborn, 1948, and cousin of Elizabeth Flanders 
Cleveland, 1934, and Hollis Cleveland, 1972 

JENIFER McLEAN — cousin of Frances Butler, 1923, 
and Olive Butler, 1939 

NOREEN MARKLEY — sister of Maura Markley, 

CHARLOTTE MASON — sister of Martha Mason, 

ROSALIE MUNRO — niece of Jane Munro Barrett, 

DEBORAH POPE — granddaughter of Virginia Mc- 
Cauley Otis, 1919 

NADINE PRICE — daughter of Nadine Cookman 
Price, 1948, and niece of Diane Cookman Craw- 
ford, 1954 

ANN RAPPAPORT — cousin of Jean Rappaport, 

SYBIL RIDINGS — daughter of Nancy Bentley Rid- 
ings, 1951 

AMY ROGERS — granddaughter of Martha Buttrick 
Rogers, 1923, grandniece of Helen Buttrick Live- 
sey, 1933, Helga Lundin Buttrick, 1923, great- 
grandniece of Janet Buttrick Irving, 1898, cousin 
of Martha Rogers, 1972, Elizabeth Flanders Cleve- 
land, 1934, and Hollis Cleveland, 1972 

ELIZABETH ROLLINS — sister of Alexandra Rol- 
lins, 1971 

MARGARET SMITH — sister of Susan Smith, 1967 
ANNE SPADER — sister of Elizabeth Spader, 1972 
JESSICA STRAUS — sister of Elise Straus, 1970 
CHARLOTTE TAYLOR — cousin of Victoria Kohler, 
1958, and Gillian Kohler Garbacz, 1960 

SUSAN URIE — sister of Sandra Urie, 1970, and 
Karen Urie, 1968 

LUCY VIELE — daughter of Nancy Emerson Viele, 
1944, sister of Catherine Viele, 1969, and great- 
grandniece of Lillian Ellis Emerson, 1 889 

JUDITH WEBSTER — sister of Deborah Webster, 

KIM WHITTEMORE — daughter of Nancy Jeffers 
Whittemore, 1949 


Alumnae News 



Praises Ringing.. . Here's to you 

Beverly Armsden '66 — President of Senior Class — Skidmore College 

Claudia Arragg '67 — Dean's List — Emmanuel College 

Virginia Bertsche '65 — Senior Service Leadership Award — Augusta College 

Sarah Birdsall '67 — Dean's List — Whittier College 

Catherine Choy '65 — B.A. with highest distinction in psychology — North- 
western University 

Allyson Davies '65 — B.A. Cum Laude — Goucher College 

Hannah Demarest '65 — Dean's List — American College in Paris 

Barbara Dow '65 — B.A. Cum Laude — Goucher College 

Priscilla Edson Knighton '65 — Doctor of Medicine — University of Michigan 

Elaine Finbury '68 — Dean's List — Connecticut College 

Ann Garten '66 — Dean's List — Syracuse University 

Elizabeth Giblin '65 — Dean's List — Marymount College 

Laura Halford '65 — B.A. with distinction and honors — University of 

Elizabeth Hall Carton '59 — One-woman exhibit of oil paintings — Brooklyn 
Center, Long Island University 

Drewry Hanes '66 — President of Student Government — Mills College 

Katharine Harris '39 — A book of poems, "Saintly Milk to Better Wine", 
published March, 1969, by Hors Commerce Press 

Elizabeth Humstone '66 — Dean's List — Wheaton College 

Amy Johnson '64 — B.A. Honors (M.A. equivalent) with first class honors 
— Cambridge University, England 

Winifred Johnson '54 — Florida's most outstanding young woman of 1968 

Elizabeth Lage '65 — B.A. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa — 
Wheaton College 

Suzanne Raper '68 — Women's Eastern Collegiate Golf Champion, 1969 

Carol Reische Seltzer '65 — A.B. Cum Laude with special honors in English 
and prize for most distinguished honors essay — Bryn Mawr College 

Barbara Slaymaker '66 — Dean's List — University of Pennsylvania 
Barbara Suhr '65 — B.A. with distinction — University of Redlands 
Linda Sullivan '67 — Dean's List — Connecticut College 
Rosemary Sullivan '65 — Wellesley College Scholar and honors in history 

Gretchen Vanderschmidt '26, owner and director of Miss Vanderschmidt's 
Secretarial School — Outstanding woman award from Phi Chi Theta, 
1 969 — University of Missouri 


1892 Georgia Emerson (Mrs. Charles E. Puffer) died 
December 5, 1968, at the age of 95. 

1899 Ashley Whipple (Mrs. C. Gavin Piatt) died 
August 20, 1969, in Ashland, N.H. 

1902 Helen Bott (Mrs. Theodore P. Harding) died 
September 23, 1969, in Cambridge, Mass. 

1904 Emily Stearns (Mrs. Henry W. Giese) died Febru- 
ary 11, 1969, in Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

1905 Rose I. Greely was reported dead in October, 

1906 Alice Barbour (Mrs. Guy R. Merrill) died in 
April, 1969, in Boston, Mass. 

1911 Marion Bemis (Mrs. Frank Schlesinger) died 
August 5, 1969, at her home in Longmeadow, 
Mass. Our sincere sympathy is extended to her 
husband and her daughter. 

Ruth Gillian (Mrs. Ruth G. Steenburg) died 
February 5, 1969, in Aurora, Neb. 

1912 Mildred Chutter was reported dead in September, 

Marie Gould (Mrs. William H. Wildes) was re- 
ported dead in September, 1969. 

1916 Ruth Lindsay (Mrs. Lewis V. Kuhnle) died in 
October, 1968, in Hyannis, Mass. 

1925 Lila Rich (Mrs. Howard L. Giles) died December, 
14, 1968, in Rutherford, N.J. 

1931 Mary Angus died October 9, 1969, after a short 
illness. She had been the general manager of 
the Andover Consumers' Cooperative for the past 
25 years, and was the only woman manager of 
a Coop in the country. 

Past Faculty 

Emily Hale, teacher of drama and speech from 
1948-1957, died October 12, 1969, after a long 

Bertha Terrill, who taught Greek from 1 896- 
1900, died December 23, 1968, in Burlington, Vt. 

David Robb, custodian of McKeen, and devoted 
friend of generations of Abbot girls, died sud- 
denly August 13, 1969. 

twenty- five 

3fa jfflemortam 

News from the Classes 


\J{) does volunteer work for the Recording for 

the Blind at Yale. Her son-in-law took the 

Appalachian walk from Maine to Georgia alone — it 

took him 9 months. 

J_J) creative hobby, and is making it pay — she 
dresses dolls! She is now creating outfits for 
a new bridal talking doll. These outfits require five 
hours to make. She also re-dresses old dolls in gar- 
ments appropriate to their age. 

_/3 to England early in the fall to spend an ac- 
tive holiday in the South and Midlands. High 
points of their trip were a tour of the Houses of Parli- 
ament with Sir Lionel Heald, M.P. (formerly parli- 
amentary legal advisor to Sir Winston Churchill); 
meeting the B.B.C. star, Barbara Mullen; and seeing 
the English hippies on the balconies of 144 Picca- 

) 1 Q GRACE KEPNER NOBLE writes, "My husband, 
]_ y Dean Emeritus Charles C. Noble, died July l, 
1968. The three daughters, their husbands 
and the fourteen grandchildren have been a great 
source of comfort and joy. The families are now in 
Pound Ridge, N.Y., Summit, N.J. and Rochester, N.Y. 

THELMA MAZEY GAGER writes, "We have just 
returned from a three weeks Caribbean cruise, and a 
stay at St. Croix. We have a son who is a professor 
of physics at Jacksonville University." 

Z\J Karen, received a B.Div. degree from Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary in June, and is now 
a research assistant with the United Presbyterian 
Church in Philadelphia. Helen's grandson, a research 
engineer with Owens-Illinois, was married in August. 

f^^i The class will be sorry to learn that OLIVE 
ZZ HOWARD VANCE'S husband died May 3rd 
after a long period of ill health. Olive con- 
tinues to run the business. She reports the birth of 
her first great-grandchild. 

)r )A HELEN KEATING OTT'S daughter, Lisbeth, 
Zl was married in August to David L. Clever. 

oldest of her 19 grandchildren is graduating from 
high school this year as valedictorian. 

RUTH PRITCHARD de RIVERA'S son, Dr. Joseph, 
had his first book published, "The Psychological Di- 
mension of Foriegn Policy." Ruth expects her eighth 
grandchild this spring. 

)^\r FRITZ HOWARD O'BRIEN writes, "My hus- 
Zu band has retired, but I am still working at 
the University's Medical Center in the psy- 
chiatric occupational therapy department. Hope 
there is news of others in our class. We are strangely 
quiet. Doesn't sound like Abbot days!" 

^0/f K1TTY CLAY SAWYER writes, "Following 
Z\) Museum meetings in San Francisco and Hon- 
olulu in May, Charlie and I went on to Japan 
for two and a half weeks. It was a wonderful experi- 
ence, enhanced by a verry happy reunion with SAYE 
HIROOKA MURAKAMI. Much younger in appear- 
ance than these intervening forty-three years since 
our graduation would indicate, she has only a few 
strands of gray hair, on enviable slight, trim figure 
and altogether distinguished looking. Her husband, 
who had been a Minister to South America, died in 
Tokyo of an illness in 1955. Her mother is 92 and 
they each have homes in the same compound where 
Saye's younger, married sisters also live, Yaye and 
Miye ( 1 932) . Taye ( 1 924) lives in Tokyo, too, at In- 
ternational Christian University where her husband, 
Tateo Kanda, is the Acting-Director. Saye has asked 
me to say 'Hello' to her Abbot friends and to assure 
them she would be delighted to welcome them to 
Japan. Her address is: 3-7, 3 chome Aobadai, Me- 
guro-Ku, Tokyo." 

The class extends its sympathy to DOROTHY 
GILLETTE HENLEY whose mother died in May. 

)ryj EDNA RUSSELL WATSON has 7 grandchil- 
Z / dren and 1 great-grandchild. 

^y\J haven't seen as much of our house in St. 
Maarten's, N.W.I, as we would like since 
Hank is busy planning a new 40-story building in 
Tulsa. Our younger son is on the U.S.S. Douglas H. 
Fox and our older son is in his first year at Colum- 
bia Medical School." 

sota, and will be near MARRIANNA SMITH HILE. 

)0 ^ The class will be sorry to learn that CYN- 
jZ THIA JAMES THARAUD'S husband, Lucien, 
died of a cerebral hemorrhage in March. 

)^A SALLY O'REILLY LORIA'S daughter, Fran- 
J/7 cesca, was married last August to Allen H. 
Spencer, a senior at Lycoming College. 


)^ry ELLEN SIMPSON MARTIN writes, "Oldest 
son, John, graduated from Amherst after a 
2-year hitch in the Marine Corps. Jean who 
was married last August, is secretary to the dean of 
admissions at Connecticut. Doug is a freshman at 
Syracuse. Ann, 14, and Nancy, 9, are at home 
where I am running a small business out of my 
greenhouse. Jack is head of the New York sales 
office of the McCall Printing Co." 

>2Q MARY ELLIOT BROWN'S daughter, Helen, 
JO was married recently to Lt. Ronald Beck of 
Manchester, N.H. 

at Moran State College, Baltimore, in June. 


J? Q PATRICIA GOSS RHODES writes that her son, 
Jjy James, graduated from MIT in June, and is 
now studying there for his master's as well 
as serving as an assistant instructor. He was at Cape 
Canaveral for the firing of Apollo X. Her younger 
son, John, is a sophomore at the University of Ari- 

'Aft MARGIT HINTZ LORENZE visited with EVE- 
Yt/ LYN GOTTSCHALK ZIVY in Basel, Switzer- 
land, and reports she looks marvelously well 
— probably due to her avid mountain climbing and 

DORIS SAWYER GORDON and her husband spent 
five weeks in Africa last winter. 

)/ir\ JANE BISHOP FAHEY writes, "We have just 

1^ returned from a marvelous month of touring 

and camping in the west. We spent one week 

in the Tetons hiking, climbing and floating down 

the Snake River in rubber rafts!" 

I^J son was seriously injured in Vietnam and 
spent 8 months in the hospital here in River- 
side, Calif. It was fortunate that he could be so close 
to home. He is now stationed in Fort Lee, Va. He 
and his wife love the south. My oldest daughter is 
married and has a 2-year-old daughter. My youngest 
daughter is a high school senior. Time flies!" 

} AH ANN AULIS R0NAN writes, "Besides being 
/ / active in politics as a worker and a spectator, 
and in teachers' association and mother to 
three children, Lisa, Linda, and Lucille, I continue 
teaching second grade at the Davisville School in 
North Kingstown, R.I. Last year I completed my 
master's in education. If any old friends are in the 
vicinity of West Warwick, please call or drop in." 

MARY LOU MILLER HART'S husband is product 
manager for Dupont in Wilmington, Del. Her daugh- 
ter, Nancy, 16, and son, David, 14, are in high 

)4 Q The following is quoted from an article about 
YOUNG HSIEH which appeared in "The 
Christian Science Monitor" Sept. 29, 1969: 

"Equipped with a diploma (from Wellesley) in 
1952, but no skill of typing or shorthand, Gene- 
vieve's first try at Harper was turned down. 

'They told me I was overqualified,' she recalled 
with a smile. 

"Upon her insistence, however, she started there 
as a clerk-typist. Actually, she said, she had found 
that to be a secretary at a publishing company is 
very good training. 

" 'Because you almost do everything that an edi- 
tor does, except picking books,' she explained. 'You 
help in editing, reading manuscripts, and writing 
book jackets. I was very fortunate to be Evan Thom- 
as's secretary; I learned a lot from him.' Mr. Thomas 
edited John F. Kennedy's 'Profiles in Courage,' and 
William Manchester's The Death of a President.' 

"From a secretary Miss Young was promoted 
through the years to editor, assistant managing edi- 
tor, and in 1968 she became managing editor of 
the trade book department, which publishes approxi- 

mately 1 50 books of fiction and nonf iction annually. 
Her work includes supervising the day-to-day opera- 
tion of the department, taking books, and editing. 

" 'I still think the most interesting part is to be 
an editor,' she said. 'I have always loved to read. I 
bring the manuscripts home a lot. Usually I read a 
manuscript five times. Of course you don't have to 
work that hard, I do this only because I like to.' 

"To be an editor, she said, demands much more 
dedication than eight hours a day. 

"Among the authors she has worked with are 
Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Martin 
Mayer, Gordon Parks, and Harrison Salisbury. 

"Always clad in a chi-pao (a Chinese high-collar- 
ed dress) while at work, Miss Young maintains that 
her Chinese origin has never caused her any incon- 

" 'It is human nature to notice the differences of 
people, I think,' she said in an interview at her Long 
Island suburban home. 'But being different does not 
mean being disadvantaged. On the contrary, I feel 
being a Chinese is an advantage to me. You stand 
out in a crowd. And if you have done something 
good, it is easier to be noticed.' " 

^J\J B.A. in anthropology from Pembroke in June 
SUE MORGAN ROLONTZ writes that her 
husband is a vice-president of Atlantic Recordinq 

>C 1 The class will be sorry to learn that JOAN 
J I BARNARD LYNCH'S husband died in August 
after a long illness. 

SALLY MASON CROWELL writes, "Here we are 
beginning our fifth year, incredible for the military, 
in the Washington area. Howard is back in Vietnam 
for a second tour. He is a Lt. Col. and received on 
M.S. degree in personnel administration at George 
Washington University last February. Judy is 10, and 
David, 8. I continue with Red Cross volunteer work at 
DeWitt Army Hospital, as well as PTA and scout- 

The following is quoted from an article about 
HSIEH which appeared in "The Christian Science 
Monitor" Sept. 29, 1969: 

"After graduating from Wellesley in 1955, she 
decided to work but 'definitely not to be a secre- 

"Her determination led to six months of unem- 
ployment before she found a job with a market re- 
search company. She stayed two years, and then 
wrote a letter 'out of the blue, described my back- 
ground.' She was hired by a large New York paper 
product company to head its market research de- 

"In a policy change in 1960, the paper company 
decided to have Grey handle its advertising. 

" 'Our whole research department was then shifted 
to Grey, like a gift,' she said with a shrug. 'So ac- 
tually I came to Grey by accident. But again, it was 
a good move for me. Otherwise I would have been 
stuck with only one account.' 

"Starting as an analyst, she was raised to vice- 
president of the market research department in 1967. 


"Besides supervising staff in conducting research 
and drawing reports, she presents and explains long- 
term market strategy to executives of each prospec- 
tive account. 

"Her work, she said, also involves more than an 
eight-hour day. Even during the weekends, she said, 
she spends some time preparing reports. 

"Living in an East 70's apartment in Manhattan 
with her husband, George Hsieh, owner of a com- 
puter programming company, and their two sons, 
Mrs. Hsieh is known to her friends as having a way 
to squeeze 48 hours of work in a day.' 

" If you have good health, a lot of energy, and a 
willingness to try, the things you can do are practi- 
cally unlimited,' she commented. Then with a smile 
she was quick to add: 'Of course you also need to 
have an understanding husband who is willing to 
take the inconveniences.' " 

J^sy NANCY FARACI SHIONIS is a member of 
^J^ the faculty in the School of Practical Nurs- 
ing at Essex Agricultural Institute. 
child and third son, Duncan Merriwether, April 21st. 

^O JANET BOWDEN WILSON had a second 
j3 child and first son, Marshall Crawford, Aug. 

CAROL HARDIN KIMBALL writes, "This spring 
we bought a little week-end home in Washington, 
Conn. Geoff and I hope to take up skiing again this 
winter after 12 years, and to teach Jennifer, 7, and 
Andrew, 5. It was fun to see Lloyd Camp Parker '52 
who lives there." 

)CA PATRICIA SANBORN was married June 24th 
^Jl" to Eliot Glassheim of New York. He is teach- 
ing at Augusta College, Augusta, Ga., and is 

a candidate for his Ph.D. at the University of New 


SYLVIA THAYER ZAEDER'S husband is the Asso- 
ciate Chaplain at Yale. 

)C r' News Secretary: Mrs. John A. C. King, 3rd, 
J) J) (Dorothy Fleming), 4 Rolling Hill Drive, 
Morristown, N.J. 07960 

JOLYNE FOURNIER BOYLE'S husband, Joe, re- 
ceived his MBA from Boston University and is pres- 
ently an investment analyst for the State Street Bank 
and Trust Company in Boston. In April their first son, 
Daniel Joseph, was born. Jolyne is working on a part- 
time basis for her former employer, The National 
Shawmut Bank. MARCIA COOPER LEE travels east 
each summer from Montana. SUSAN BLAKE NORTH- 
CUTT had her first child, a son, in June. LEE SAW- 
YER KLAESON announces the adoption of A. R. San- 
ford Klaeson who is now 13 months old. I saw MARY 
WEIR SKALA, 1954, on my return to Erie this sum- 
mer. Mary looks so good, so content with a lovely 
new home and busy with it. We went sailing this 
year on The Ketch Sooner II from Puerto Rico to the 
Anagada Passage. We are now living in Morristown, 
New Jersey, and I am involved in community ac- 
tivities. Do send me news for the next issue. 


)C/~ News Secretary: Mrs. Alden Taylor Bryan 
JU (Phoebe Estes), 280 North Williston Road, 
Williston, Vt. 05495 

JANE SWEETSIR FERGUSON has 3 sons, the last, 
Joshua Willard, was born in February. Her husband 
practices law in San Francisco. Jane writes, "We are 
living in Mill Valley in the midst of redwoods and 
oaks. A very awesome experience owning redwoods." 

NANCY SWIFT GREER writes, "We're half way 
through two glorious years of shore duty with Bob 
studying at the Naval Postgraduate School in Mon- 
terey, Calif. We had our first camping experience 
last summer when we camped across the country 
from Florida. Our children number six now, and we 
find camping a pastime enjoyed by all." 

^C7 News Secretary: Mrs. John E. Moughty, Jr. 
^J / (Lynne McLaughlin), Cedar Lane, Ridgefield, 
Conn. 06877 

in music from Columbia Teachers College. She is an 
assistant professor at Northern Illinois University. 

JANET McLEAN HUNT'S husband has finished 
law school and is doing trial work in Maine. 

year off from Browne & Nichols, and they are living 
in Switzerland in the heart of the ski country. 

J? Q News Secretary: Mrs. James N. DuPuy 
^JQ (Sandra Castle) 905 Forest Ave., Evanston, 
III. 60202 

JANE CHRISTIE SMITH had a second son, An- 
drew Hamilton, July 7th. Her husband is an instruc- 
tor at Bates College in the department of religion 
and cultural heritage. 

MARY STEKETEE MacDONALD and her husband 
had an exciting trip to Paris, Naples, Positano and 
Rome last March. 

DORIS WARD LAWSON had her second child and 
second son, Ethan Andrew, Dec. 7, 1968. 

^Jy a year of living in Paris, we are settled in 
Ithaca where Stu is an assistant professor of 
biochemistry at Cornell. A daughter, Jenny Ananda, 
was born to us April 10th." 

NATHALIE TAFT ANDREWS is assistant to the 
curator of photographic archives at the University 
of Louisville. She teaches dance one day a week to 
underprivileged children. Her son, Benjamin, is 6V2. 

)/~f\ News Secretary: Mrs. David G. Clark (Lynne 
£?(/ Furneaux), 14 Brewster St., South Dart- 
mouth, Mass. 02748 

SUSAN LOTHROP KOSTER had her second daugh- 
ter, Robin Jennifer on May 31st. 

BARBARA NORR was married recently to Mal- 
colm S. Salter, an assistant professor at Harvard 
Business School. Malcolm is a graduate of Phillips 
Academy, and has an A.B. from Harvard College as 
well as an M.B.A. and a D.B.A. from Harvard Busi- 
ness School. Barbara is studying at Boston Univer- 
sity in the field of fine arts. 

BRENDA WALKER HIRSCH had her first child, 
a son, David Aaron, June 7th. 


AMELIA COMAS O'BRIEN sent a card from Mi- 
ami the day she sailed for Jamaica, W.I. where her 
husband, Robert, is going into business (pre-cast 
concrete). Kevin is now 8 months old. Amelia is 
looking forward to living in the tropical islands 
again. No permanent address yet, but she will still 
get mail from P.O. Box 8828, Washington, D.C. 
RUST IE COX CROCKER, who was married in Feb- 
ruary, is now working in public relations for Perry, 
Dean and Stewart, Boston Architects. My husband, 
Dave, has now been gone 4 months and we have 8 
to go. He's in Saigon working for the Military As- 
sistance Command Vietnam. Lisa is almost 4 years 
old and David will be 1 year old in June. We are 
living near my mother as my father passed away 
very suddenly last November while we were in Mon- 
terey, Calif. I saw Jackie Locke Willimon, 1958, 
who was president of the Officers Wives Club at the 
Naval Post Graduate School. 

Hope to hear from more of you for the February 

Lynne Furneaux Clark 

'£1 M0LLY BIDWELL was married July 20th in 
\) ± Osterville, Mass. to Rev. Charles P. Radley 
of Murray Hill, N.J., graduate of Kenyon 
College, Jesus College, Cambridge, England and the 
Episcopal Theological in Cambridge. He is a curate 
at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. After her gradu- 
ation from Hollins, Molly received an M.F.A. from 
Ohio University, and a B.D. from Episcopal Theo- 
logical School in Cambridge. 

JULIA LEE ERICKSON was married June 7th to 
Walter E. Ingram 3rd of Little Silver, N.J. Walter 
is a graduate of the Peddie School and Brown Uni- 
versity, and is teaching at the Nashoba Country Day 
School in Concord, Mass. 

SYBIL SMITH was married July 5th to Donald H. 
Smith of Cambridge, Mass. He is a graduate of 
Dartmouth College and is an applications program- 
mer at Philip Hankins in Arlington, Mass. Sybil is 
a member of the staff of the Bureau of Adult Edu- 
cation and Extended Services of the Mass. Dept. of 

)/"*} News Secretary: Mrs. Andrew P. Langlois 
UA (Lynne Moriarty), I 07 Niles Hill Road, New 
London, Conn. 06320 
CAROLYN DOW is working in Vienna for IBM 
World Trade. 

INGRID QUARCK was married June 21 st in Rye 
Beach, N.H. to John G. Manning of Westport, Conn. 
John is an alumnus of Brown University, and is in 
his final year at Columbia University Law School. 
Ingrid is a research analyst for Olivetti Underwood 

SUE NIEBLING HENDRIE is living in Hancock, 
New Hampshire and wrote announcing the births of 
their two sons: Nathan Zed, April 29, 1968 and 
Arden Roessler, May 24, 1969. 

I had a long letter from ROBIN BRADLEY which 
I somehow missed including in an earlier Bulletin. 
Robin received her B.A. from the University of South 
Carolina in 1967. She married Lt. H. Hammond 
Hembel in July 1967. Hammond received his M.A. 
from the University of South Carolina and is cur- 
rently serving in the Air Force. Robin is working as a 
social worker in Watts — "a whole new education. 

the sort for which society does not give degrees." 
The Hembels are living in Venice, Calif. 

SUGAR ABBOTT BEHRENS has temporarily aban- 
doned the idea of graduate school in favor of taking 
care of her children. She and Bruce are expecting 
their second child in January. 

have moved to Newburyport and are both teaching at 
Newburyport High School. They spent their summer 
working on their house and taking courses. They also 
managed a trip to Williamsburg. 

Andy and I went to England and Ireland this 
summer and saw BONNIE HASELTON IKELER and 
Bott in London. Bott was just finishing his doctorate 
at King's College, London University. Bonnie worked 
at the First National Bank of Boston in London. They 
were planning to travel for a month" before returning 
to Bowdoin where Bott has accepted a teaching 

Bonnie said that she had seen BERRY MARSHALL 
who is now BERRY MARSHALL HOADE. Berry's hus- 
band is working at his doctorate in history at Cam- 
bridge University. 

I am still teaching at Norwich Free Academy and 
have, at long last, started work on my master's at 
Connecticut College. 

Do write and send wedding and birth announce- 

Best to you all, 

Lynne Moriarty Langlois 

-V"0 News Secretary: Suzanne Burton, 1241 28th 
03 S *-, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 

happy letter describing her bohemian life traipsing 
around southern France. Through osmosis, she may 
turn into one of the great artists of the century, for 
she and Eric will be living in Barbizon just outside of 
Paris, the village which inspired Millet and Corot 
among others. Her husband, however, will be studying 
for his M.B.A. at Insead (Institute European de ('Ad- 
ministration des Affaires). Jackie's new address is 
"La Ressuie", rue du Puit des Cormiers, Barbizon, 
France. Surely, if Jackie can write from Belgium' 
where she must wait IVi months for her copy of the 
Bulletin, the rest of you should be able to communi- 
cate a bit more frequently from our beloved Etats 

Contrary to rumor, BETTINA PROSKE is not the 
sole cause of the stock market dip. Rather, with her 
Katy Gibbs' training, she is running the Overseas 
Division of Clark Dodge in New York, and with gavel 
in hand, reports the openings and closings of the 

CAROLYN HOLCOMBE packed her hiking boots 
(saddle shoes?) and tent into a VW bug this summer 
and headed west to explore the unknown with her 
two roommates. Having climbed the Tetons, she 
sounded awfully happy to find public transportation 
in the form of cable cars in San Francisco. She's 
now back in school, but this year as a fully accredit- 
ed fifth grade teacher at the Thoreau School in Con- 

I've had a variety of ramblings from ANN HAR- 
RIS this summer, most of which originated from the 
Boston-Cape area. We did have a surprise visit from 
her late in May — must be nice to arrange business 


trips into pleasure! Ann's latest address is 97 Myr- 
tle St., Apt. No. 6 — only eight blocks away from 
her last apartment, but much roomier and fully-bath- 
ed in sunshine. 

Since only a past Class Secretary would know the 
panic of Bulletin deadlines, dear Ann was most kind 
in filling me in on BARBARA HOFFMAN who called 
from Boston and was on her way back to the Univer- 
sity of New Mexico where she is studying for her 
Masters. Apparently she was a swimming instruc- 
tress at a pool in Albuquerque this summer. Must be 
a pretty spot — Ann can't stop talking about her 
trip out there. 

sent an announcemnt of their latest acquisition only 
15 minutes away from Canada — "an old 2V2 story 
frame house on a tree-lined street in Buffalo . . . 
many extra rooms for books, sewing, fireplace gaz- 
ing, full volume music listening or practice, and 
guests . . ." So . . . take note! Their new address is 
105 Lancaster Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14222. 

PAISHY MEIGS arrived on our doorstep in early 
September, knapsack on back and all set to camp 
out in our living room. Her summer was spent in 
transit from the Cape to Montreal, Vermont, Indi- 
ana, the Adirondacks, and finally Washington where 
she is now fully involved in teaching music to 5-9 
year-olds and math to 6-year-olds at the Washing- 
ton International School. Much to our delight, the 
school has moved practically into our backyard, i.e. 
its playground is just behind our terrace. So . . . 
we plan to see a lot of Paish. However, she'll be 
teaching only part-time as the rest of the day will 
be devoted to studying music theory and flute and 
keeping one step ahead of her students. 

TISH UPTON BROWN is in her second year of 
study at Johns Hopkins Med. School. 

MUTHONI GITHUNGO is studying at the School 
of Dentistry of Meharry Medical College in Nash- 
ville, Tenn. She received a M.Sc Ed. from Temple 
University last June. 

Munich, Germany, where her husband is serving in 
the Army. She writes, "Compulsory military duty can 
have some very happy moments! We absolutely love 
every minute." 

SUSAN COOLIDGE was married July 12 to Dennis 
B. Wolkoff of St. Paul, Minn. HESTER COOLIDGE 
CLAPP was matron of honor and MARGARET POW- 
ER was maid of honor. Dennis graduated from the 
University of Minnesota and is a second-year law 
student at Harvard Law School. 

turned into real outdoor enthusiasts and often spend 
weekends in the Shenandoah and camping at 
Cape Hatteras. Morley, in fact, returned from vaca- 
tion in northern Wisconsin with trophy in hand — 
First Place in the Brule River Ladies Canoe Race! 

Mimi and I are considering opening a gallery on 
our front step, for Mimi has been making Danish 
wooden bead earrings and rings, and I've been doing 
lots of pen and ink sketches. Mimi displayed some 
of her work at a Craft Fair in Washington last spring 
and I've exhibited drawings at art festivals in Wash- 
ington and Wilmington, Del. this summer. Much ex- 
citement, especially when profits are involved. I'm 
now trying to settle down to work after a wonderful 

vacation in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Big 
Sur, and Colorado Springs. 

Mimi, Morley and I all send our best and wish 
more of you would stop by the house, or at least 
communicate in writing. 

Sue Burton 

)SA HESTER COOLIDGE was married May 24th 
\) I to Nathaniel B. Clapp of Prides Crossing, 
Mass. Susan Coolidge Wolkoff was matron 
of honor, and Margaret Power and Bethe Moulton 
were among the bridesmaids. The bridegroom is a 
graduate of New Preparatory School and Franklin 
Pierce College. 

MARY DURHAM was married recently to Merritt 
R. Harrison, a graduate of Dartmouth and McCor- 
mick Theological School. He is a stock broker and a 
"worker Episcopal priest." Mary is a bond analyst 
for Wellington Management in Boston. 

BARBARA HUGON EDGE is teaching at a girls' 
prep school in London. Her husband has just com- 
pleted a 6 months medical hospital job in Devon. 

AMY JOHNSON is studying at New York Uni- 
versity Medical School. 

EILEEN KEEGAN was married recently to John 
Pakstis, Jr. of Cambridge. John attended the Naval 
Academy at Annapolis, and is a student at North- 
eastern University. Eileen is studying for a M.S.W. 
at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. 

LINDA PATTBERG was married Aug. 30th in 
New York City to Lt. Steven C. Meixner of College- 
vide, Pa. Steven was graduated from Washington 
and Lee University, and is assigned to the Missile 
Base in Grand Forks, N.D. Last year Linda was asso- 
ciate director of the reader reaction bureau of the 
Ladies' Home Journal. 

PATRICIA ROVERSI was married Aug. 16, 1969, 
to Denis F. Keating, a graduate of Babson Institute. 
Denis is a public accountant for Ernst & Ernst. 

DALE THOMPSON MILNE had her first child, a 
son, James Morrison, April 9th. Dale plans to work as 
a part-time ski instructor this year. 

SUSANNE WOODWARD was married Aug. 2nd 
in Yarmouth, Maine, to James R. F. Quirk, a grad- 
uate of Colby College with a B.A. degree and Middle- 
bury College with an M.A. He is an instructor of 
German at Southwest Minnesota State College. 

V'C KATHY ABLER is working as assistant li- 
yj^j brarian for a law firm in Chicago. She grad- 
uated from Bennett College last year. 
ELLEN ADAMS received a B.A. in political sci- 
ence from Trinity in June. She is working for a U.S. 
senator on Capitol Hill. 

JANET BARKER received a B.S. in elementary 
education from the University of Colorado. She is 
teaching third grade in Denver. 

VIRGINIA BERTSCHE was graduated from Au- 
gusta College with a B.A. in sociology. She is cur- 
rently enrolled at Winthrop College Graduate School 
in the field of education of exceptional children. 
She is receiving teacher training at the Kalmia Hills 
School in Aiken, S.C. 

ANN BRADSHAW received a B.A. in English in 
June from Case-Western Reserve University. She 


worked at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound 
School in Maine this summer, and plans to sail a 
racing sloop from Cape Cod to the Virgin Islands 
this fall. She is also planning a trip to Europe. 

child, a daughter, Erika, Sept. 10th. Toni received a 
B.A. in sociology from Barnard in June. 

JOAN BRAZER graduated from Wheelock with a 
B.S. in Education. She is working in Boston. 

The class extends its sympathy to CINDY BUX- 
TON whose father died recently, and to BARBARA 
SYKES, whose mother died in October. 

CATHERINE CHOY graduated from Northwestern 
in June, and is now studying at Marquette for an 
M.S. specializing in psychological service. She trav- 
eled around the world this summer. 

ALLYSON DAVIES graduated from Goucher with 
a major in history with concentration in American 
colonial history. She is working in the Library of 
Congress in the preparation sec.tion of the manu- 
script division. 

After her graduation from Goucher in June, BAR- 
BARA DOW went to Glasgow, Scotland, on AISEC 
program. She worked as a trainee for Glasgow 
Transportation and Bus Co. She will travel in Europe 
until December. 

DEBORAH DOWNS received a B.A. from Smith 
where she majored in American and Latin American 

ELIZABETH EDER was married to Jean-Claude 
Lessard in December, 1 968. They traveled in France, 
Spain and Morocco until July, and are now living in 
Montreal. To all her old friends she says, "Come 
see us." 

BETSY FOOTE is studying at Boston University and 
expects to receive a B.F.A. in painting next year. 
She and MARGRIT KRAKAUER shared an apart- 
ment last year. 

BETSY GIBLIN spent the summer traveling in 
Europe. In June she received a B. Mus. from Mary- 
mount where her major was piano. She is teaching 
at Arlington Academy of Music. 

GAIL GOLDSTEIN received a B.A. in American 
history in June. She is a member of the National 
Teacher Corps, and is teaching at Cheshire Reforma- 
tory in Cheshire, Conn. She is also studying for 
Master of Urban Education at University of Hart- 

FAYE GREEN graduated from Connecticut Col- 
lege with an A.B. in East Asian history. She took 
courses at Southern Connecticut State College this 
summer for elementary school certification. 

LAURA HALFORD received a B.A. in Medieval 
& Renaissance Culture from the University of Michi- 
gan in 1968. She is now studying at Johns Hopkins 

ELLEN HUNTINGTON received a B.A. from Pit- 
zer College in June. She majored in humanities, and 
her thesis was on Renaissance music. She is now 
studying at Boston University towards an M.A. in 
elementary education. She would like to hear from 
any Abbot people living in Boston. 

MARGRIT KRAKAUER received a BFA from Bos- 
ton University in art education. She is studying art 
at the Kunstakademie in Munich, Germany this 

JESSIE KURZON is studying at MIT and expects 
to graduate in 1971 . 

ELIZABETH LAGE graduated from Wheaton with 
a major in art. She is attending New York University 
School of the Arts as a graduate student in dance. 

SARAH MASSENGALE received a B.A. in eco- 
nomics from Goucher. This summer she worked in 
the town planning office in Farmington. She is now 
traveling in Europe. 

NANCY McARDLE was married June 28th in 
Andover to Frederic P. Worthen, Jr. of North An- 
dover. Nancy graduated from Hollins College in 
June. Frederic attended the University of North Caro- 
lina and is now on active duty with the Navy. 

ANNE McDERMOTT received a B.A. in English 
from Manhattanville, and is studying for a M.Ed, 
at Boston University. 

MARTHA MOCK graduated from Carnegie Tech 
with a B.S. in design and retailing. She is now an 
assistant buyer at Gilchrist's in Boston. 

OLIVIA MOTCH received a B.A. in art from 
Hollins College. 

KATHRYN PLATZ received a B.A. in psychology 
from Boston University. She is living in Boston and 
attending Suffolk Law School. 

CAROL REISCHE was married Aug. 31st in Man- 
chester, N.H. to Richard Seltzer, a graduate of Har- 
vard and Columbia Law School cum laude. He is an 
associate in a New York law firm. Carol has entered 
a doctoral program in English and American litera- 
ture at Columbia University as a Woodrow Wilson 

June from Duke University. She is working at Boston 
Lying-in Hospital and her husband is in his last year 
at Harvard Business School. 

MARTHA SPAULDING graduated from Wellesley 
with a B.A. in English. She is an assistant editor at 
"Publishers' Weekly" in New York, and will be liv- 

KATHY STOVER HOLIAN received a B.A. in his- 
tory from the University of California at Berkeley in 
June. She is working in the library of the Shell De- 
velopment Co. Her husband, Brad, is a Ph.D. candi- 
date in chemistry at U.C. Berkeley. 

MARJORIE STRAUSS graduated from San Fran- 
cisco State with a B.A. in English. 

BARBARA SUHR received a B.A. in psychology 
from the University of Redlands. She plans to do so- 
cial work. She spent the summer in Carson City, Nev. 
where she did a great deal of endurance riding — 
100 miles in one day on White Eagle, 1964 Na- 
tional Champion Half-Arabian gelding. 

ROSEMARY SULLIVAN graduated from Wellesley 
with a B.A. in history. She is studying this year in 
the Cooperstown Graduate Program and is majoring 
in history and museum training. 

WENDE TRENEER CHAMBERS graduated from In- 
diana University in June with an A.B. in English. 

ROSEMARY TYLER is engaged to Drew S. Otocka 
of Summit, N.J., a graduate of Pomfret School, Mid- 
dlebury College and Wharton School of Business and 
Finance. Rosemary received a B.A. in English from 
Skidmore in June. 


HEIDI WILSON received a B.A. in economics and 
philosophy from Bryn Mawr. She is an M.B.A. can- 
didate at Harvard Graduate School of Business Ad- 

SUSAN WINET graduated from the University of 
California at Berkeley where she majored in French 
and psychology. 

Iff News Secretary: Ellen Sobiloff, 566 Com- 
\)\} monwealth Ave., Apt. 701, Boston, Mass. 

JULIE DUPONT graduated from Stephens College, 
and is working in New York. 


Heading the list (the acknowledged one, that is) : 
ANN GOULD. Last year was spent in Paris, London 
(with return stops to both places), Gstaad for skiing, 
Yucatan, Mexico for ruin climbing, Florida, Maine, 
New York, San Francisco, Nassau and several Ba- 
haman islands. She's been marine fishing, scuba div- 
ing, is illustrating a novel that she wrote, and is 
part-way through another one. Says Ann: "Other- 
wise, no real news." No comment! Mary Margaret 
and Fran, please contact Ann at 363 E. 76th St., 
Apt. 9F, New York City. Loved Drewry's postcard 
from Europe. From what I could gather, she had 
covered most of the continent. Funny note: the only 
time she saw a border guard smile was when he 
glanced at her passport picture taken Junior year at 
Abbot! A note from BETHE MOULTON last spring 
indicated that she was off to Michigan State for the 
summer to do research in biochemistry. "I'm still 
loving Cornell, but really busy as a bio. major and 
president of my sorority. That's a real challenge since 
we're going through an upheaval at the house as big 
as that of the campus — or so it seems!" JUDY MUS- 
TILLE, also at Cornell, tried to catch me up on news 
from the last year. A year ago, with two other people, 
she drove ten sailboats out to California and back for 
the Eastern Division of the U.S. Olympic Sailing 
team. "Driving that truck was an experience — 
7,000 miles — the whole trip was a real odyssey. 
Spent Christmas in St. Thomas and spring vacation 
at Mont Gabriel — skiing." This past summer she 
was at a French Summer School in Montreal. Local- 
ly, LUCY CRANE was living in Cambridge and 
working in the Attorney General's office at the Mas- 
sachusetts State House. LIZ WALKER COHN, hus- 
band L.C., and daughter Sarah were also living in 
and MARTY WE IS lived "down the street" from me, 
but we saw each other infrequently. Rosie worked at 
a day camp for special children and just loved it. 
She and Peigi are still rooming together at Barnard, 
where both are English majors. 

I had an unbelievably hectic, but fantastic sum- 
mer. Worked in Boston as a production assistant for 
educational television — WGBH-TV. Definitely wish 
to continue in this field. Also took a night course in 
summer school and spent a great deal of time on a 
new-found passion — photography. Even built a 
darkroom in my closet. Weekend jaunts to Vermont 
are enough to convince me that someday I want to 
head for the country on a permanent basis. 

The amount of mail that trickled in over the sum- 
mer leaves something to be desired, but I have faith 
that most of you will have written before our fifth 

reunion! There are several of you whom I've com- 
pletely lost track of. PLEASE drop me a card with 
your whereabouts — 566 Comm. Ave., Boston 0221 5 
Apt. 704. 

Peace to you all. Have a good year — 


BLAKE HAZZARD was married in Jeffrey, N.H. 
on June 7th to Lt. John E. Allen, USMC, of Pleasant- 
ville, N.J. KAREN FULLER was maid of honor. John 
was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, and 
is stationed at the U.S. Marine Base at Quantico, 
Va. Blake is a senior at Goucher. 

MARTHA CHURCH MOORE'S husband is study- 
ing for a master's in public policy at the JFK School 
at Harvard. 

MARGARET RYDER was married June 14, 1969, 
to Lawrence R. Dell Isola, a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. He is now a biochemical re- 
search assistant at the U. of Pa. 

28th in Sandy Spring, Md. to Robert F. Schumann, a 
senior at Washington College. 

CYNTHIA TAYLOR is married to 1st Lt. James 
K. Carroll, a graduate of Villanova University. He is 
a Casualties Assistance Officer in the Marine Corps. 

-V7 News Secretary: Judith Hannegan, 843 Col- 
/ lege St., Beloit, Wis. 53511 

NANCY HOEHN graduated from Bradford 
Junior College in June with a major in English, and 
is spending the fall in Europe playing tennis with a 
group from America. She will be a ski instructor 
this winter in Jeffersonville, Vt. 

NANCY HOWE is attending the Vienna center of 
the Institute of European Studies. 

SUE LANDO is married to Stephen D. Clarke, a 
3rd Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine. He grad- 
uated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1 968. 
Sue is studying at New York University. 

ANN MILLER is married to George D. Kinder II, a 
Junior at Harvard. Ann has transferred to Radcliffe. 

JANE PHILLIPS received an A.A. from Bradford 
Junior College, and is attending Gordon College in 
Wenham, Mass. 

from Briarcliff in developmental psychology. She is 
attending classes at Yale with her husband this year. 

SANDRA STEWART majored in sociology and 
Spanish at Bennett where she was literary editor of 
the yearbook. She is now studying at the University 
of Madrid under the New York University program. 

HANNAH WHITNEY was married July 5th to 
Douglas C. Crichton of New Canaan, Conn., a grad- 
uate of Phillips Academy who is attending Harvard 
College. They spent the summer in Montana. 

ROXANNE WOLFE is a junior at Thomas Jefferson 
University studying to be a nurse. Last year she was 
in Washington doing research on American Indians, 
then to Appalachia for a very rewarding experience. 

)/"Q News Secretary: Marcia Owen, Alpha Chi 
\)(S Omega, 29 Madbury Road, Durham, N.H. 

KAREN SEAWARD was married to Gregory C. 
Hendricks III on May 31st in Kittery Point, Me. 


)/~(\ News Secretary: Jessica Leuenberger, Whea- 
ts ,• ton College, Norton, Mass. 02766 
"We're sailing into the sunset, 

don't know if back we'll ever get — 
but babe, we'll let you know . . ." 

Nancy Steele, 1969 Class Play 

It does seem strange, indeed, not to be heading 
back to Abbot again this year. It feels even worse to 
be a freshman again! Everyone whom I've heard 
from, though, seems to be enjoying an active col- 
lege life. 

Several people spent time studying this summer, 
even after graduation. SHEILA DONALD spent some 
time at summer school at Skidmore and R.P.I., and 
just relaxed for the remainder of the summer. ANNE 
CASH IN returned home to Ghana, where she took a 
course in African Studies. BETSY HOOVER took a 
course on the History of India during July, and also 
spent time learning sailing and water-skiing. How 
successful she was in becoming an expert remains to 
be seen! 

NANCY BENNETT visited Betsy and saw DEBBY 
MARUM on Martha's Vineyard. CAROLYN CAIN 
and STEPHANIE ROSS also stayed on the Vineyard 
some time and Carolyn saw BOBBI BITNER and 
FRANKIE HOFF on Nantucket. It seems to me that 
everyone should have a fantastic tan from the sum- 

Speaking of which, SANDY WAUGH spent almost 
all of her summer on the "sunny isle" of Bermuda, 
working at a camp there. Apparently, she had a 
great time, (her escapades even included catching a 
40-pound shark single-handed!!) 

BARB ALLEN had her share of sun working as a 
lifeguard in the Harrisburg area. She also toured the 
west with her family for a month or so and visited 
me in Denver. Sights included San Francisco, Las 
Vegas (with Elvis Presley!), Disneyland, Salt Lake, 
and that never-to-be-forgotten mining town of Crip- 
ple Creek, Colorado!! An experience, anyway! 

MARGIE LORD babysat in Connecticut for July 
and August, but did manage to visit MARGARET 
GAY in Maine. Margaret plus LINDA LACOUTURE 
and SUE GURGANUS all babysat there and seem- 
ingly terrorized the entire state with their charges. 
SARA GRAY taught water-skiing at a camp in 
Maine and has seen NANCY ETTELE and MARJIE 

CUMMINGS at Colby, Jr. Marjie also babysat, as did 
PEGGY HOWES. They both completely enjoyed 

NANCY BELCHER worked in a summer stock pro- 
duction of "My Fair Lady," in the role of Liza Doo- 
little. She says that she has seen CAROL NIMICK 
and KATHY BOYNTON at Connecticut College. 
Both she and Kathy are impressed with the liberal 
rules there. 

ANNE DILLARD spent some time in Washington 
and New York seeing various Abbot friends and 
spent most of the summer in New York working at 
the Children's Aid Society. ALISON NOURSE worked 
with emotionally disturbed children and "loved it." 
She saw MARILYN DOW this summer for a short 
time and likes Duke, where she has run into GALI 
HAGEL, who "worked as a cleaning woman in a den- 
tist's office for a few weeks until she was fired". 
How true this is is questionable! MADELON CURTIS 
worked with the Lawrence Internal Revenue Service 
and at a super-market for a while when she wasn't 
busy with an Exeter friend. 

ROSS and JENNIFER VAN ANDA, along with Mr. 
Lynch, all made it back safe from Europe, though 
I haven't heard any of the juicy details of their ex- 
cursion. DALE WOODS was on the Experiment in 
International Living in England and CAROL LOEBEL 
was part of the Experiment in France. ELAINE GIB- 
LIN traveled through England, Italy, Switzerland and 
Austria, hostelling with 4 boys and 3 other girls. 
( Interesting!) 

The most unusual summer was probably that of 
PAM TEAL. She spent some time in Iceland, Ire- 
land (living on a sheep farm and teaching art to chil- 
dren), England (working on an excavation there) and 
Norway, (on an expedition to Greenland to catch ani- 
mals for a station there) !! I guess she's about ready 
for anything now! 

As for me, I spent time traveling and visiting 
friends this summer. I'm slowly getting settled at 
Wheaton, which I love. 

Do write — any news is appreciated, 

Love to all, 

The class extends its sympathy to SALLY SYKES 

whose mother died in October. 


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The Forum is a publication for 
alumnae, parents, and friends 
of Abbot Academy and for those 
who may become friends of the 
academy, when they come to 
know it. 

The Forum is open to contribu- 
tions, and opinions from any 
member of the school commu- 
nity, and will hopefully serve to 
acquaint you more thoroughly 
and candidly with the lively and 
evolving school we share. 

The Forum as a medium of 
open discussion accepts timely 
articles for publication as an ex- 
pression of the contributing 
author's point of view. These 
opinions do not necessarily re- 
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by Peter Stapleton 

A.R.A. . . . CARES! 
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Harvard's popular theologian, Harvey Cox, 
has been involved of late in exploring some 
uncanny similarities between present-day re- 
ligious institutions and educational institu- 
tions. With both of them facing enormous 
challenges to change or be over-ridden en- 
tirely, churches and schools are, in Cox's view, 
riding through a sea of controversy in the 
same rocky boat. As Abbot grows and chang- 
es, the place of a religious institution within 
the school is a lively and even vital question. 
To help focus the issue, consider for a mo- 
ment how Harvey Cox is viewing the scene. 

Cox says, that modern society is not readily 
accepting the views of a small group of vested 
leaders in religion or education. It used to be 
that religion was "the only topic in which 
everybody was an expert". Everyone today 
claims to be an expert about schools as well. 
Continuing then, everyone could be consider- 
ed an authority where both Religion and 
Schools are concerned. 

I was hoping for some light on this last fall 
by seeking enrollment in a course called "Re- 
ligious Experience and Educational Planning" 
given last year at the Harvard Graduate 
School of Education. I was to study with a 
Professor of Education and Mr. Cox. My first 
step was to ask each of them to explain the 
title and substance of the course. "I've never 
had a religious experience," said the Educa- 
tion Professor. "Everything is a religious ex- 
perience", said Mr. Cox. It was clear that the 
first principle had been borne out. Even the 
experts weren't claiming to be experts. 

As the course continued the ways that 
schools are like churches and churches like 
schools seem to multiply. For instance, they 

1.) Utopian visions of the future, 

2.) concepts of the truth and its pursuit, 

3.) both demand attendance with threats 
of excommunication from the society if 

Chapel Time — 1876 


truants won't comply; and most inter- 

4.) both provide rituals of lasting influence. 
Some words about Abbot ritual follow here. 

Anyone with convictions or concerns about 
theology today has read Honest to God or 
The Secular City. From these works and the 
state of the church, it isn't hard to find almost 
a complete disillusionment with piety and a 
search to define what "religious" actually is. 
The Roman Mass in English, the new Jazz 
liturgies of underground churches and even 
large Protestant parishes, seek not so much 
to woo more customers but to redefine the 
areas of concern to the religious community. 
They try to face man's most pressing and on- 
going needs rather than his periodical "inspi- 

Over and over in the writing girls contrib- 
ute to my English class, I see them writing 
"I don't want to be fake. I want to be me." Of 
course this authenticity they seek is the basis 
of religious and personal honesty. "How can 
God be real if I'm not"? they ask. The secu- 
lar theology can answer with last year's popu- 
lar song, "Grazin' in the Grass" — "Every- 
thing is so real — you can feel — it". An 
"Honest to God Abbot" then, is pursuing a 
philosophy about reality grounded in daily 
life. When my prep classes read St. Matthew 
(in the Jerusalem Bible) it becomes clear 
that while Jesus did have psychological in- 
sights of extraordinary power, he dealt 
largely with real issues (money, suffering, 
hypocrisy) rather than pious or introspective 
musings on the supernatural. 

In fact if we followed some of Jesus' ad- 
vice (Matt. 6:6) we could well recommend 
that each girl withdraw periodically to a pri- 
vate room (or closet in King James) and 
make that the center of religious life instead 
of allowing a Religious Association to preside 
over spiritual options at the school. But this 
is laughable, although one way of handling 
a complex issue which might appeal to faculty 
and girls. 

Tradition' vs Revelation was a major 
question at the Vatican Councils. Like the 

Vatican, Abbot has instituted liturgical re- 
formations which reflect the theological 
trends of technological time. It has had the 
courage to reshape rituals in order to drama- 
tize a real search instead of a laissez faire 

The recent Abbot Responsibility Day was a 
religious happening although the ARA had 
no official part in it. Discussions ranged from 
Existentialism and the nature of a selfhood 
in Faculty Meeting to "Should I break a rule 
for my neighbor?" in the role-playing by stu- 
dents. Paul Tillich says that religion is a mat- 
ter of "ultimate concern." The students in 
Andover see ultimate questions all right, but 
they have immediate concerns for their reli- 
gious advisers as well. 

People come first. Following this other in- 
sights present themselves: the impulse to cele- 
brate is an inexplicable kind of worship: 
mystery is awesome: and Being is miraculous 
and demanding. 

To watch girl after girl stand quietly at 
Thanksgiving to express her own celebration 
of specific joys (many were thankful to be 
at "Abbot where people really care about 
me") was a revelation. People were important 
to this Quaker-like ritual, and a binding hu- 
man theme was dramatized and enhanced. In- 
terestingly enough, the more structured 
Christmas service on the less human theme 
of "light" was less successful. We had not been 
sure enough of what traditional structures 
could do for us in shaping a dramatic act 
with religious significance. 

The word "liturgy" which now designates 
a form for public worship originally referred 
to "the people". The people of this commu- 
nity have reclaimed an ancient prerogative — 
that the people will share, can share in the 
expression of their common convictions as 
well as their divergent faiths. But we are 
learning more about rituals and their inevi- 
table place in community life. So many op- 
tions are available to us if we seek them 
that students at Abbot can hardly fail to feel 
the richness of choice which varieties of re- 
ligious experience can offer. 

Peter T. Stapleton, teacher of English at Abbot was born in Rochester, New York. He re- 
ceived his education at Greenwich Country Day School, The Frankfort-American High School 
in Germany, studying the Organ, Yale '65, and Harvard '70. His majors were English and 
Music Theory. As an avocation he is organist and choirmaster of the Church of the Messiah 
in Auburndale, Massachusetts. 


A. r. a:- cares 


President, Abbot Religious Association 

The word religion is a cumbersome but 
dimensional one. It calls to my mind an 
awareness or intellectual experience; one 
manifested in the traditional history of be- 
liefs, institutions, and rituals, in personal de- 
velopment and commitment, in the relation- 
ship of man and the world, and in ethnical 
implications. As an individual and as a stu- 
dent of Abbot for four years, I have been 
both guided and restricted in the develop- 
ment of my personal interpretation of this 
word. The Abbot community has changed in 
these four years, but religion and the em- 
phasis it has persisted in upholding have 
changed little. Four . . . three . . . two . . . 
years ago the word religion meant acceptance 
of a rule and the tolerance of this rule. The 
inference that religion was a necessary ele- 
ment of our moral and educational develop- 
ment, was accepted and the surface level to 
which this element penetrated was and is 
superficial. Private development and interpre- 

* Previous to 1968 — Abbot Christian Association 

tation has been hindered because of the 
inflexibility of required church attendance 
and of the limited courses which have been 
incorporated into the curriculum. As the 
Abbot communal structure and general phi- 
losophy of education succumbed to positive, 
dimensional change, the outlook toward re- 
ligion has remained stagnant, which is ex- 
tremely unfortunate. Abbot's stated aim is 
"to encourage each girl to develop to her 
fullest potential, to heighten her individual 
talents, to grow intellectually, morally, and 
spiritually and to deepen her interest in 
others". An atmosphere conducive to nurtur- 
ing this aim is now present. However an 
atmosphere for private religious development 
should be seriously investigated. 

This present year has been one of frustra- 
tion and anxiety within the Abbot commun- 
ity and most particularly within the Abbot 
Religious Association over the issue of the 
relevancy or irrelevancy of mandatory re- 

Nave — Cochran Chapel 


A.R.A. (Cont.) 

ligion. Students and faculty members have 
continually supported a change in the em- 
phasis of religion. They agree that the op- 
portunities to attend religious or socially- 
concerned services, to provide ethnical and 
historical courses of various religious in- 
terpretations and to permit flexible times 
and alternate topics, are necessary to broaden 
one's moral and intellectual development. 
Some of us feel that mandatory chapel at- 
tendance and restrictive courses are limiting 
and irrelevent in their present form. To sup- 
press and relax the emphasis, which seemed 
non-conducive to the new atmosphere, the 
passage of a proposal providing for A. R. A. 
sponsored alternatives to the religious sys- 
tem and for flexible time allowance and 
topic choice, was passed during an Octo- 
ber town meeting. Thanksgiving and Christ- 
mas Vespers were expanded in their tra- 
ditional form to permit a relaxed and 
more personal experience. Thanksgiving 
Vespers, in the form of a Quaker Meeting, 
generated a particular warmth and sharing 
of private thought and feeling; a true mode 
of "the giving of thanks." Christmas Vespers, 
dedicated to the children of the world, was 
a dimensional service, incorporating various 
universal interpretations of "the festival of 
lights", such as the stories of St. Lucia's 
Day, Hanukka and the traditional Hallelujah 
Chorus finale. Both services provided a 
unique union of individual thought and 
communal response. 

Sunday alternatives presented by A. R. A. 
have been helpful in broadening the present 
dimensions of religion. Meditation services 
employing various media of communication, 
and informal speakers of social and religious 
interest are some typical examples of the 

Religion is a vital facet of our moral and 
educational development. It is only the em- 
phasis, whkh we continue to recognize and 
support, which I, and other students and 
some faculty members question. The positive 
change of emphasis, which we have begun 
to employ during this school year, is necessary 
and constructive, but a more progressive out- 
look is still of eminent importance for the 
future of our community. A survey, distrib- 
uted to all members of the community, bares 
witness to the validity of this importance. 
Also the need for the establishment of de- 

termined punishments to uphold the rule of 
mandatory attendance and. the continued 
willingness of students to accept punitive 
punishment in order to uphold their moral 
beliefs, indicates that the present emphasis 
is wrong. If there exists at Abbot an at- 
mosphere conducive to self-motivation and 
individual responsibility and if there would 
also exist opportunities for moral and edu- 
cational development, then perhaps a new 
atmosphere for religion can be developed at 
Abbot, and should be seriously considered. 


Cochran Chapel: Front Facade 


Pride and Poverty 

in Clay County, Mississippi 

An Andover woman has returned from the 
heartland of the South where for five days 
she witnessed poverty piled into the lives of 
Blacks, hunger drooping from the eyes of 
children, fear fastened to the daily existence 
of families, and life-times roadmapped into 
faces of people who have gone nowhere. 

The woman: Mrs. Sue Lloyd, a history 
teacher at Abbot Academy, mother of three 
and a member of the Andover Citizens for 
Equal Opportunities (ACEO). 

The place: West Point, Mississippi (popu- 
lation 11,000) where Blacks and Whites, like 
daguerrotypes dug out of history, still view 
each other through the rheum of unreason. 

Mrs. Lloyd went there alone. She lived in 
a Black motel and moved about under the 
protective wing of a Negro woman named 
Mrs. Dora Adams who sent word through 
the Black community that Sue Lloyd was 
"all right." Hence, Mrs. Lloyd was "accepted" 
by the Blacks who tried to keep the White 
community ignorant of her existence to cut 
down chances that she might be harmed. 

Her purpose for going there was to ex- 
amine the dark side of life in a small South- 
ern town and to visit the Clay County Com- 
munity Development Organization, a welfare 
rights group with which Mrs. Adams i,s 
connected and which ACEO helps to support. 

Mrs. Lloyd found, she says, the group 
membered by persons fiercely proud in the 
face of poverty, their hands raised high de- 
spite hunger in their bellies. 

She visited, she says, the mother of 16, 
none of whom had eaten in three days be- 
cause the father, disabled, was declared in- 
eligible for welfare because he refused to 
undergo surgery which the welfare doctor 
said was necessary and his doctor said wasn't. 
Despite the hunger, says Mrs. Lloyd, the 
mother and her children refused to ask for 

The help, a $16 food order, came from Mrs. 
Adams who took Mrs. Llovd on the drive to 
the mother's shack, some 10 miles from town. 

Mrs. Adams, who drove through the 
countryside without fear during daylight, 
said Mrs. Lloyd, suddenly became terrified 
when they were miles from town and the 

sun was setting. Mrs. Adams explanation: 
"After dark it's not safe." 

Mrs. Adams at one time lived in an in- 
tegrated neighborhood, says Mrs. Lloyd, but 
moved out after her house was shot at and 
the brakes in her car were tampered with. 
Her office was in the welfare rights head- 
quarters that was gutted by fire. 

Yet, says Mrs. Lloyd, fear hasn't bent the 
will of Mrs. Adams whose work is geared 
to "the aged, the out-of-work, and the for- 
gotten poor." 

And fear, she says, hasn't tainted the spirit 
of many others in the little town where in- 
tegration remains a murderous issue. It 
hasn't, she said, destroyed the essence of such 
persons as Vernon Tate, a longtime worker 
for the welfare rights group whose black- 
ness, whose furrowed face, whose seen-every- 
thing eyes have become his symbols of en- 

Reprinted from the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 


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Watch Out! Daughter 

Dear Mr. Perrin, 

You asked for some response to your article 
"Watch Out — I May Be Teaching Your 
Daughter" — here is a little. I shan't have to 
watch out, by the way, provided you aren't 
teaching my daughter Latin. In that case I'd 
worry indeed. "Facem" means torch — and the 
"She" is carried within the "praetendit". If 
you know that, on the other hand, and your 
mistranslation was a joke, so much the worse. 

Some of your ideas are ideas and they are 
interesting (such as your interest in how be- 
liefs are formed — and following that up — 
instead of going through a body of knowl- 
edge per se). On the other hand, some of your 
ideas really aren't ideas at all, but are a part 
of a body of hostility. Quickly noted, you 
must see that your objection to Christianity 
isn't an objection to Christian ideas but 
just natural hostility to the church life foist- 
ed on you as a boy — which you mentioned. 
(And who doesn't reject the middle-middle- 
class church ideas?) Your rejection of the 
past doesn't seem like an idea — or if it is, it 
is a bad one. It sounds like hostility to the 
authority of the past — as if someone had 
tried to make you revere institutions and past 
books, and you resent it and feel they don't 
apply. It all depends which past books 
doesn't it? Jakob Boehme and Thoreau and 
Ortega Y Gasset are stronger fighters against 
CBW* and pollution than you and I. I want 
my daughters to know them all. In the sen- 
tence: ". . .Robert Herrick loved the 'lique- 
faction' of Julia's clothes. I love the liquefac- 
tion of her thoughts and actions" there is a 
pathetic hostility and misjudgment made — 
an attempt to sound deeper and more reso- 
nant than a really good poet. Herrick was 
high-minded, by the way. Referring to St. 
Paul as an MCD** as a joke shows tremendous 
hostility to an established Christian, your 
long quotation notwithstanding. 

Let me throw in this idea. Nietsche said 
that the one useless outlook was the blind 
"resentment" of what's excellent. The aver- 
age Lutheran despises Tillich without hav- 

• CBW — Chemical Biological Warfare 
•• MCD — Most Christian Document 

ing read him; the average Catholic is touchy 
about Teilhard, without having read him; 
and people who have been deprived of the 
chance for serious study are very resentful of 
ivory towers — although the self-knowledge, 
etc. that you get from study of the past is the 
very weapon you need for the most horrible 
elements of life today. You suggest we chuck 
various things — but I suggest that your posi- 
tive ideas about growing and curiosity are 
what's useful — and the rather shrill jokes 
about Paul, about needing ivory that won't be 
pollution-spoilt, etc. are really a part of a 
big blob of hostility, which eventually can be 
moved off — but not by sitting down in it 
and boasting. You are lovely when you worry 
over love being included or not included in 
the curriculum, because then the hostility is 
gone, and the boasting is gone, and your 
tone suggests a conscientious and intelligent 

My life experience has had some anti-Viet- 
nam War work in it, some CBW opposition in 
it, and soon I'm afraid the anti-pollution fight 
will be on for all of us. I've noticed that the 
people who work best — and protest best — 
and have really original ideas for informing 
the American public of this or that issue are 
not the ones who have chucked knowledge of 
the past, knowledge of self, and thrown them- 
selves into the social action fray young. After 
all, in Christ's life, for example, you have 
the years from 12 to 30 — spent in monastery 
life. The idea is to get to be deep — not wised 
up to the ills of the world at 14. Miss Alice 
Sweeney used to tell the English IV students, 
"Well, why did it matter that it all happened 
to Tess? Those things happened to milkmaids 
all the time." The answer she gave was that 
the currents ran deeper with Tess. Life mat- 
ters — all phenomena matter — if the cur- 
rents run deep with you. What we want from 
Abbot is a chance for young people to become 
very serious, very deep — and then life will 
seem all the things it is to them — wonder- 
fully funny, perfectly horrible, much to be 
done, and very dear. 

Thank you for printing your ideas in the 
magazine. I am not sending this letter to the 
magazine to be printed — unless you want to 
print the replies — it's just to you. You de- 
serve some response — perhaps you're get- 
ting a lot. 

Yours sincerely, 

C. Mc. B. '47 
Madison, Minn. 



Watch Out! Your Slip Is Showing 

We agree with much of the opinion in Mr. 
Perrin's recent article, "Watch out ... I May 
be Teaching Your Daughter," and commend 
him for it. It is not our intention to mis- 
interpret, but we are concerned with Mr. 
Perrin's apparently cavalier attitude toward a 
legitimate intellectual pursuit and academic 
body of knowledge which, despite its being 
suspect of irrelevancy, has supplied much 
pleasure for those engaged in it. 

Mr. Perrin makes the following two state- 
ments: "I brought my chaotic little mind to 
bear on a chaotic world and decided to con- 
struct my own description of the way things 
were," and "... I am not dissecting a body 
of knowledge in my course. I would not know 
one if I saw it." Although these statements 
are less important than much of the rest of 
what Mr. Perrin says, they make it far easier 
than it otherwise might be to understand his 
flagrant mistranslation of the Latin Abbot 
motto, with which he deals at the end of his 

Mr. Perrin correctly translates the three 
word phrase, Facem praetendit ardentem, as 
"She holds aloft a burning torch," and had 
he left it at this he could not have been 
challenged. When, however, he mockingly 
belabors his point that the words are no longer 
appropriate, he says, ". . . it is getting harder 
and harder for facem to praetendit her ar- 
dentem . . ." and, "Old facem has to throw 
away her ardentem and get herself a laser 
beam." Let us say immediately that facem is 
the accusative singular form of the Latin noun 
fax, meaning "torch," and that ardentem is 
the accusative singular form of the present 
active participle of the verb ardeo, meaning 
"to burn." Facem is the direct object of the 
verb praetendit, and ardentem is a participial 
adjective modifying it. Mr. Perrin, however, 
in a misguided attempt to dissect the Latin 
sentence, has taken the facem as the maiden 
of the motto, the "she" of the sentence trans- 
lated as a whole, and has assumed that the 
ardentem is the torch. Unfortunately this is 
not so, and Mr. Perrin cannot make it so by 
claiming that it is. He has, in effect, applied 

his knowledge of English word order to a 
language in which more often than not the 
words are arranged in a very different order 

If this is what Mr. Perrin means by con- 
structing his own interpretation of the way 
things are, then he has managed to produce 
the chaos which it was his avowed intention 
to avoid. The world may be chaotic now, and 
was indeed chaotic for the Romans; in their 
attempt to produce some little order they con- 
structed a language which is precise and struc- 
tured. The study of Latin may not serve Mr. 
Perrin's needs in the 1970's and perhaps it 
does little for many of the students who under- 
take its study. We're inclined to suspect that 
it is of value to them to see, in this small way, 
the importance of an agreed structure in some- 
thing at once as simple and as complex as a 

It is one thing if Mr. Perrin wishes to dis- 
pute the thought behind the Latin motto. It 
is another when he takes liberties with the 
language itself and demonstrates his ignorance 
of this particular "body of knowledge." If he 
were to counter with the thought that the 
study of Latin is trivial, we would answer that 
it is a means to an end, the end being the 
pleasure of reading Latin authors in their 
native language. Surely Mr. Perrin will allow 
us a modicum of pleasure in a world filled 
with "pollution, contamination, population, 
hunger, sickness and drugs ..." Caesar is 
only the first step, and we doubt that Mr. 
Perrin would find much worth preserving in 
the Gallic Wars. But we think that Mr. Perrin, 
with his emphasis on love, on curiosity, on 
problem solving, on communication and the 
lack of it, would find much with which to 
empathize in poets such as Virgil, Lucretius. 
Horace, Catullus. It is a pity that, because of 
his ignorance of a particular "body of knowl- 
edge," he is unable to do so. 

We would like to add that although we 
don't respect Steve's Latin, we do respect 
him and his educational intentions enorm- 
ously, and feel that he is an indispensable 
part of life at Abbot today. 

Yours truly, 

Mrs. Jon E. Kaiser 
Mrs. David E. Clark 
Abbot Academy 



THE PROS .... 

.... I hope today's students realize their 
good fortune. To me, and I think to many of 
my contemporaries, Abbot was akin to hav- 
ing one's teeth straightened — designed 
for one's improvement but quite painful in 
process .... C.B.B. '28 

Wallingford, Conn. 

.... I feel compelled to write to share with 
you my tremendous excitement and enthusi- 
asm over what I learned about Abbot through 
the "Forum". The new education is actually 
beginning to happen — and at Abbot! .... 

S.R.W. '28 
Denver, Colorado 

.... I have just completed a recent issue 
of "the Abbot Forum" and am totally ex- 
hilarated by the positive changes and for- 
ward-looking approach. All I can say is 
"wow!!" .... E.B.S. '66 

Boston, Mass. 

.... After reading the first two articles in 
the Abbot Forum I feel impelled to write 
you of my enthusiasm and interest in what 
is happening at Abbot. A girl couldn't help 
but blossom forth in such an atmosphere of 
love and respect for the individual. 

I'm particularly happy about the Town 
Meeting. It should do far more to uphold 
the dignity of each girl and give her an 
opportunity to reveal her worth and in- 
dividual contribution than the old student 
government ever did. 

The dress code never bothered me much, 
but today's teenagers are dressing so creatively 
and in most cases attractively that the dress 
code must have been very frustrating. The 
new one is positively ingenious in its com- 
bination of flexibility for the students and 
respect for 'the faculty's feelings .... 

P.S.P. '54 
West Gray, Maine 

.... My husband and I were very impressed 
with your letter of October 22 that was 
published in the Alumnae Bulletin. We feel 
you are on the right track and wish you 
success .... C.N.K. '53 

Cincinnati, Ohio 


.... I too attended the Fall Alumnae Days 
and from my observation I feel there should 
be a few rules and regulations. Also I'm 
sorry to see they have done away with some 
of the traditional things which held happy 
memories for me (Thanksgiving and Christ- 
mas Services) .... 

M.D.M. '42 
Andover, Mass. 

But . ... we didn't do away with the Thanks- 
givi?ig and Christmas Services — they were 
alive, and essentially as you remembered 
them. Please see Page 4. 


.... Abbot would be wise to return to a 
more conservative approach to education if 
they wish continued support from Alum- 
nae! .... 

L.D.V. '56 
Canton, Ohio 

.... During the recent Alumnae Days at 
the question and answer session, there were 
several questions that remained unanswered 
due to lack of time. 

I would like to know about: 

1) What are schools doing or not doing 
with regard to the capacity for spirit- 
ual life? 

2) Are there religion courses? 

3) Has Town Meeting taken the place of 
Student Council? 

4) What is Town Meeting and how is 
the agenda for Town Meeting made 

5) What discipline or guidance is given. 
Is anything being done by design to 
aid them in this respect? .... 

R.E.S. '40 
Andover, Mass. 

For 1 and 2 see Miss Doyle's and Mr. Staple- 
ton's articles Pages 1 thru 4. For items 3, 
4, and 5 see Miss Minard's article Page 11, 
and Responsibility Day — .By Mrs. Ben- 
net, Page 13. 



FORUM - Grab Bag 

New Student Government 
Town Meeting . . . 
Honor Code . . . 
Honor Board , . . 

At the end of last year, after a good deal 
of unrest about the centralized character of 
student government and many all-school dis- 
cussions about the whole subject of govern- 
ment and its operation at Abbot, a student- 
faculty committee was elected to re-evaluate 
the kind of government and governmental 
process that Abbot then had and to draw up 
proposals for a new form to be submitted to 
the entire school for ratification. The result of 
the considerable efforts of that group is a 
town meeting of the whole school community 
— students, faculty and housemothers, and 
administration. At the beginning of each 
term, a moderator and three secretaries, of 
whom one is a faculty member, are elected 
to make up the agenda from proposals which 
may be submitted by any member of the 
school and to run the weekly meetings. Al- 
though Mr. Gordon retains the right of veto, 
every individual in the school community has 
an equal voice in the making of and voting 
on legislative proposals and in the discussion 
of common problems and concerns. We are 
learning about the mechanics of community 
government as we go, but, as the town meet- 
ing was an outgrowth of a real and strong 
feeling of community so it has helped to fos- 
ter that feeling and to emphasize that every 
individual is not only responsible to herself 
but is also responsible to and a contributing 
member of a larger group. 

An Honor Code and an Honor Board 
made up of an elected member from each 
class and from the faculty was also proposed 
by the Re-evaluation Committee. The Honor 
Code "emphasizes a high sense of honor, in- 
dividual responsibility, a constructive attitude, 
and consideration of another's rights and 
feelings." It states that dishonesty, drinking 
while under the jurisdiction of the school, 
the possession or use of drugs, and smoking 

except as the school allows will not be tol- 
erated, and goes on, "each girl is expected to 
bring moral pressure to bear on any member 
of the community who does not assume the 
responsibility of upholding these rules. In 
any case, of violation of these rules and stan- 
dards, therefore, any member of the school — 
students, faculty, housemothers, and adminis- 
tration — may take appropriate action." And 
'appropriate action' may be variously defined. 
Reference to Honor Board is only one alter- 
native of constructive action. Gradually the 
conviction of Honor Board itself is becoming 
understood and trusted. That conviction is 
that community life such as ours must oper- 
ate from mutual trust and consideration and 
not from fear of being 'reported for punish- 
ment.' Honor Board does discipline but be- 
fore it does so, it spends a great deal of time 
with the individuals referred to it, discussing 
what Abbot means to all of us and how we 
all can best live together cooperatively and 
constructively. The rules are few but funda- 
mental to group living and Honor Board 
tries, with individuals and in seminars, to en- 
courage an understanding of their purpose. 

There are other 'appropriate actions', how- 
ever, besides reference to Honor Board. A 
girl may take it upon herself to speak to an- 
other girl or a faculty member may do the 
same; a girl may go to her senior or faculty 
advisor. The strength of the faculty advisors 
is such that many problems are handled di- 
rectly and privately by them. 

As a faculty, we are, in all honesty, still 
searching for the most effective ways of en- 
couraging self-discipline and the exercise of 
individual responsibility. These are things 
about which we entertain a deep concern 
and a desire not to devise a system but to 
work out something more flexible and open. 
At the beginning of the winter term, an entire 
day was devoted to faculty-student discussions 
on responsibility, the meaning of the Abbot 
community, and the role of the individual 
within a group; we plan a series of similar 
days at the beginning of the new school vent. 
Honor Board holds seminars on these same 
topics with individuals referred to it: class 
advisors do the same. However, the questions 
of self-discipline and mutual consideration 
are on-going ones which are not solved bv a 
few discussions. The important and exciting 
thing is that problem solving and responsibil- 
ity have become mutual concerns for all. 

Mary Minard, History Dept. Head 


FORUM — Grab Bag (Cont.) 

Black Students at Abbot 

Schools such as Abbot have the opportunity 
to assist young women in their development 
toward assuming roles of community leader- 
ship subsequent to their formal education. 
Abbot does not seek to isolate its disad- 
vantaged students from their home commu- 
nities, but rather to prepare them as best we 
can to return and accept a portion of the 
positions of responsibility now held by upper 
middle class whites. The need for leadership 
from segments of the population immediately 
involved in the problems of the cities and 
lower economic strata is great. We feel Abbot 
can make significant contributions toward de- 
veloping this type of leadership potential. 
Individual instruction and guidance are an 
essential part of the Abbot experience, as is 
the opportunity to live and communicate 
with girls from many differing types of back- 
grounds — economic, educational, and social. 

The opposite side of this question is the 
opportunity that students from financially 
sound, stable backgrounds have of learning 
to live and work with disadvantaged students. 
We feel an essential part of education lies 
in exposing our "advantaged" students first- 
hand to the very people who will need the 
guidance and support these girls can and 
must provide during their adult lives. Only 
when all segments of our population — edu- 
cated and uneducated, wealthy and poor — 
recognize needs and understand them to the 
best of their capabilities, will we be in a 
position to solve the overwhelming problems 
which face our country. 

While Abbot recognizes and supports the 
benefits of foreign student programs such as 
the English Speaking Union, now represented 
at Abbot by Abdv Anderson, and other pro- 
grams such as AFS — we feel it is vital to 
provide first for deserving students from our 
own country — to "clean up our own back 
yard." As such, we have committed for the 
vear 1969-70 about 38% of our scholarship 
funds to ABC students. Our scholarship budg- 
et for 1970-71 calls for a commitment of 
43% to the ABC program. 

In terms of Abbot specifically, we feel the 
urgency of bringing in many more black 
students, particularly, as part of our increas- 
ing coordination with Phillips Academy. P. A. 
currently has between 40 and 50 black boys, 
while Abbot has only 6 black girls. If we 
are to reach a significant proportion of black 

students at Abbot, and simultaneously reach 
a more reasonable proportion of blacks with 
respect to P.A.'s student population, we must 
think in terms of adding more black girls. 
Our girls exist in an unrealistic social climate, 
and the P.A. black students have expressed 
their strong desire to have more black girls 
in Andover, both in order to work together 
in adjusting to and existing in a white com- 
munity, and simply to have more social op- 

In the past, black students at Abbot Acad- 
emy have come only from the ABC program. 
Abbot was one of several charter members 
of this program, and has participated since 
its inception in 1965. The following is a 
table which shows the degree of our com- 
mitment to black students during the past 
five years: 

Yearly enrollment by class: 
9th 10th 11th 12th TOTAL 
1965-66 12 1 4 

1966-67 2 2 15 

1967-68 12 2 5 

1968-69 3 2 5 

1969-70 2 13 6 

1970-71* 4 3 18 
(*based on our new ABC commitment to 

take five new girls in 1970-71) 

Our five ABC graduates are currently en- 
rolled at Northeastern University, Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute, New York University, 
American University, and Hollins College. 
Our three current seniors are applying to 
Barnard, George Washington, Syracuse, Case 
Western Reserve, Boston University, Stan- 
ford, University of Pennsylvania, Rochester, 
Northwestern, Radcliffe and Princeton. 

ABC activities at Abbot have included two 
presidents of the Abbot Religious Association, 
one school team captain, dramatics, urban 
education tutoring, hospital and YWCA 
volunteer work, singing groups, newspaper, 
debate, and dorm president. Two ABC girls 
have been named semi-finalists in the Na- 
tional Achievement Scholarship Program, a 
branch of the National Merit Scholarship 
Program for black students. 

To date, our black students have come to 
us from New York City, Ohio, Virginia, 
Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and 

Priscilla Peterson 

Asst. Dir. of Admissions 


FORUM — Grab Bag (Cont.) 

Responsibility Day — 19 70 

"But you don't seriously expect someone to 
report her best friend to honor board, do 

"Well perhaps, if she thought that was the 
best way to handle a situation. What I sus- 
pect might be more effective would be for 
you, as her best friend, to speak to her di- 
rectly and tell her you don't approve of what 
she is doing." 

"You mean I'm supposed to play my 
brother's keeper?" 

This conversation and many similar ones 
took place on Responsibility Day, January 
7, 1970. Since the Abbot Catalogue and 
Handbook had just arrived from the printers, 
the first day of winter term was set aside 
to examine it and the philosophy behind it. 
It would be impossible to recapture on paper 
the emotions, feelings of concern, and ques- 
tions this day generated. The following com- 
ments, therefore, are an attempt to highlight 
the issues that were raised. 

During the morning, the faculty, house- 
mothers, and administration met together, 
while the girls held their own discussions. 
These discussions were devoted to the follow- 
ing concepts. 

1. "The purpose of Abbot Academy is to 
encourage each girl to develop to her 
fullest potential: to heighten her individual 
talents, to grow intellectually, morally, and 
spiritually, and to deepen her interest in 
others. The school hopes that each student 
will come to know herself as an individual, 
that she will develop self-control and self- 
respect, a sense of purpose and sound 
judgment, so that she may take her place 
as a thoughtful and responsible young 
woman in a world of change and shifting 
values." Do you feel that the school govern- 
ment helps to achieve this goal? (Please 
note that it is SCHOOL government, rather 
than STUDENT government.) 

2. "Every girl who enters the Abbot com- 
munity is on her honor to uphold the 
rules and standards which the school con- 
siders necessary to the well-being of school 
life. Each girl is expected to bring moral 
pressure to bear on any member of the 
community who does not assume responsi- 
bility of upholding these rules. In any 

case of violation of these rules and stand- 
ards, therefore, any member of the school 
— students, faculty, housemother, and ad- 
ministration — may take appropriate ac- 

Each girl should examine herself, and an- 
swer the question of upholding the rules as 
stated. If a girl's answer to this question is 
"No", then perhaps she should consider the 
issue of whether she should be at Abbot at 

Since the school community is made up of 
individuals, each girl's behavior affects that 
of those around her. Does the breaking of 
even minor regulations contribute to the de- 
cay of a sense of community? How badly is 
morale affected? 

Given the human element, when personal 
consicence comes in sincere conflict with a 
stated rule of the school, what do you see 
as "appropriate action"? Do you feel that 
each girl has the right to confide in a 
counselor with impunity? What do you ex- 
pect a teacher to do with a confidence? 

If the honor system is based on GUID- 
ANCE, rather than PUNISHMENT, do you 
have any suggestions for the machinery for 
such help? 

The afternoon was structured in a some- 
what different way. Faculty, housemothers, 
and administration joined with the girls in 
small groups to examine two situations. 
Members of each group were asked to pre- 
tend they were one of a number of per- 
sonalities concerned with the situation. They 
were asked to play the role suggested in an 
attempt to gain insight and understanding; 
(Continued on Page 301 



for Alumnae and their Husbands 

Parents of Present and Former Students 

and Other Friends of the Academy 


New York 







March 4 — Wednesday 

5:30 P.M., International Club 

Hosts: Trustee and Mrs. Guerin Todd 

Area Chairman: Helen Ripley '30 

Assistant: Holly Robertson Chalmers '59 

Fund Chairman: Suzanne Long Reed '41 

March 10 — Tuesday 

5:30 P.M., Yale Club 

Chairman: Carol Hardin Kimball '53 

March 23 — Monday 
5:30 P.M., 365 Elder Lane, Winnetka 
Hosts: Mr. and Mrs. Tor D. Kolflat 
(Luetta Robertson '46) 

April 3 — Friday 

5:30 P.M., Koenig Alumni Center, University 

of Colorado 
Chairman: Marion Badoian Emmanuel '54 

April 15 — Wednesday 

5:30 P.M., The 225 Club, State Street Roof 

Chairman: Sally Humason Bradlee '47 

April 24 — Friday 

6:30-8:30 P.M. 

Chairman: Janet Bowden Wilson '53 

April 29 — Wednesday 

5:00 P.M., Merion Cricket Club, Haverford 
Chairman: Betsy Parker Powell '56 
Hosts: Mr. and Mrs. Ery Kehaya 
(Elsie Williams) '42 
994 Oenoke Ave., New Canaan, Conn. 



Principal, DONALD GORDON, has recently at- 
tended The National Association of Principals of 
Schools for Girls, Annual Conference at Williamsburg, 
Va., March 1-3. 

As a part of the program he was a panelist with 
David Mallery of the National Association of In- 
dependent Schools on the subject "What is the Matter 
with the Senior Year?" 

On May 14, 1970 Mr. Gordon will take part as a 
panelist at a Symposium covering new patterns of 
authority in schools and colleges sponsored by Col- 
lege Board, Vassar College, and Kimberly School at 
Kimberly School, Montclair, New Jersey. 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" was presented as 
this year's annual Shakespearean production at Phil- 
EN and LIZA GAINES, all Abbot seniors, played 
the leading female roles. KAREN HO and NANCY 
PHILLIPS, senior mids, were the featured ballet 
dancers, joined by a chorus of young children from 
the Andover ballet school. SHELBY SALMON, also 
a senior mid, played a minor role. 

DEBORAH PRUDDEN starred in "Once Upon a 
Mattress", the first current musical ever to be pro- 
duced at Abbot. In the past, a Gilbert and Sullivan 
operetta has been presented each year by the Abbot 
music department, with the PA boys coming down to 
join the girls in the production. Under the direction 
of BRIAN DAVIDSON, Abbot drama teacher, and 
ROLAND STURGES, choral director at Abbot, "Once 
Upon a Mattress" is based on the story of the 
"Princess and the Pea" with book by Jay Thomp- 
son, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller, lyrics by Mar- 
shall Barer and music by Mary Rogers. Choreography 
was under the direction of ABDY ANDERSON; sets 
were designed by VIRGINIA POWEL, head of the 
Abbot Art Department. • 

"12 x 12: twelve space modules activated by twelve 
artists." The public was invited to attend the open- 
ing and assist in the actual production of this special 
exhibit which was installed in one evening by the 
artists with the assistance of the invited guests and 
students from Abbot and Phillips. Staged by Christo- 
pher Cook, head of the Addison Gallery, the mem- 
bers of the Abbot art faculty energizing their own 

"Vietnam: A Child's View", an exhibit of paintings 
by Vietnamese children was on view at the John 
Esther Art Gallery. This latest exhibit was sponsored 
by the Committee of Responsibility, a national group 
of medical professionals and other private citizens 
whose purpose it is to bring war injured Vietnamese 
children to the United States for medical care and 

Earth Day, April 22nd, will be devoted to the 
ecology problems of today. Speakers, films and semi- 
nars will point out that our life-styles, our industries 
and our population growth are leading to the ex- 
tinction of more and more species, to the poisoning 
of the air, water and food, and to the total ex- 
haustion of resources on earth. This dav at Abbot 
reflects the general concern of young people about the 
abusive exploitation of our earth's natural resources. 
The Abbot students will also join with Phillips and 
Andover High School students in the local Shawsheen 
River Clean-up Project. MRS. DAVID CLARK is the 
faculty adviser for the Abbot Conservation Group. 

The Wild West will come to the Abbot campus on 
Saturday, May 9, when the annual bazaar is held. 
The 25 decorated booths will, says Chairman DORI 
STREETT, give the Circle every appearance of being 
a set for a Cowboy and Indian movie. Only the horses 
will be missing. There will, however, be no shortage 
of ponies! 

A Student Union Center for Abbot and Phillips 
will open after Spring vacation on the ground floor 
of the Cochran Chapel. The room has been donated 
to the students by the Phillips Administration. Accord- 
ing to ALISON GALUSHA, one of the Abbot Com- 
mittee behind the Student Union movement, volun- 
teer decorators and donated furnishings will make for 
an informal and comfortable room in spite of the 
very limited budget. One of the first joint S. U. 
activities has been the setting up of co-ed dining. 
Each week fifteen girls go up to the Commons for 
dinner and fifteen boys come down to Abbot. The 
girls are finding their first encounter in the PA 
Commons a bit on the segregated side. "It is touch- 
and-go," says Alison, "until a boy is sure he wants 
to join the girls at the table." So far the Phillips 
boys have nothing but praise for Abbot's food! 

Among the new courses being offered next year at 
Abbot are: 

In the History Department: Man, His Neighbors 
and His World. This course is based on the supposi- 
tion that man becomes truly human only when he 
interacts with his fellow man. Study begins with the 
fundamental social unit, the family, and traces the 
development of more complex and formalized struc- 
tures such as the community, its law, religion, and 
culture. The course is intended as an introduction to 
the various disciplines of the social studies. 

Problems in History. This is an advanced course 
dealing with three historical problems in considerable 
depth, one problem in each semester. The topics 
may include 'Racism', 'Political Philosophy', and 'The 
Modern Novel in Historical Contest'. 

Humanities: Humanities II is the study of human 
creativity, from the Stone Age to the present. Students 
will reach through specific works of Art, Drama. 
Poetry, Music and Literature to the creative process 

The Course (Humanities III) is a double major 
open to Seniors and Senior Mids. It will be taught 
by Mrs. Hosmer and Mr. Perrin. Robert Browning 
wrote the course description. "This world's no blot 
for us. Nor blank; it means intensely, and means 
good: to find its meaning is my meat and drink." 

Mathematics: Computer math is a tentative sign-up 
only at this point. The department wants to find out 
how many would be interested in a math course which 
is primarily with computer. 

Coordinated Art Courses: (Film-making, architec- 
ture, ceramics, graphics, painting, sculpture) Are open 
to girls who have had art courses at PA or the Basic 
Design Course at Abbot. 

ELIZABETH GAINES. 70, has been named a 
finalist in the 1969-70 National Merit Scholarship 
Corporation competition. Onh students who have 
advanced from semifinalists to finalists can be con 
sidered for Merit Scholarships. In 1970 the group of 
about 15,000 finalists will compete for approximatrh 
1.000 one-time National Merit SI. 000 Scholarships 
and for about 1,800 sponsored Merit Scholarships 
(Continued on Page 31) 


New Abbot Fund's 
Steering Committee 


2.5 Million Dollar 
Capital Fund Appeal 

Above: Guerin Todd, Trustee and Chairman, 
New Abbot Fund 

Right: Thomas F. Huntington, Parent Chair- 
man, Donald A. Gordon, Principal 

Below: Philip K. Allen, Trustee Chairman 

Pictured above are members of the Steering Committee of the New Abbot Fund viewing 
a model of the campus as presented by the architectual firm of Architectural Resources Cam- 
bridge, Inc. showing the proposed building site of the new Fine Arts Center. 

The New Abbot Fund will help assure a superior faculty and student body through in- 
creased income for salaries and scholarships, funds for modernizing older buildings and for 
constructing a Fine Arts Center which will bring together for the first time the art, music 
and drama departments. Also to be included in the Fine Arts Center is a 400-seat capacitv 
theater which will complement the facilities of Phillips Academy where George Washington 
Hall seats 900 and the Kemper Auditorium accommodates 250. 

seven teen 

LAuiiss c^frrai 


It is with great regret that the Executive 
Committee of the Board of Trustees has ac- 
cepted the resignation, because of ill health, 
of one of its most valued members. Frances 
Ruml Jordan joined the Board in 1945, 
bringing to it a wealth of experience from 
her years as Dean of Radcliffe, as the wife of 
the President of Radcliffe at that time, Wilbur 
K. Jordan, and from her trusteeships and 
affiliations with other schools and colleges. 
Her keen insight into the many educational 
and administrative problems of running a 
girl's school during these changing times has 
been of inestimable value. 

During her years on the Board, Mrs. Jor- 
dan has been a member of nearly every com- 
mittee of the Trustees, giving to each the 
benefit of her wise counsel. For several years 
she served ably as vice-president of the Board. 

Growth with change, always mindful of 
Abbot's rich heritage yet always striving to 
raise her standards whether they were the 
calibre of her students or faculty salaries — 
these were the goals of Mrs. Jordan. We will 
miss her clear thinking and articulate judg- 
ment. Abbot has indeed benefited by her long 
association with the school. 

Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 

(Helen Allen '32) 

Vice President 

Abbot Academy Board of Trustees 



— Trustee Emerita 

Mrs. Horatio Rogers, a member of the 
Board of Trustees since 1955, retired in No- 
vember. The following resolution was adopt- 
ed by the Board: 

"Words can never express the gratitude the 
Trustees of Abbot Academy have for Caro- 
line Rogers. Her cheerful willingness to 
serve in any capacity, her immediate recogni- 
tion of the value of innovative change, her 
warm hospitality in the quiet dignity of her 
house, her sage and perceptive counsel dur- 
ing difficult times; all of these have made 
her a Trustee whose value can never be meas- 
ured. We all hope she will continue to help 

In addition to her Abbot responsibilities, 
Mrs. Rogers is one of the founders and is 
now president of the Merrimack Valley Tex- 
tile Museum in North Andover. This muse- 
um is devoted to the history of textile manu- 
facturing in America, and has two permanent 
exhibit galleries which depict wool techno- 
logy in the industrial revolution. 

Mrs. Rogers received an Honorary Doctor 
of Humanities degree from Merrimack Col- 
lege in 1965. She is a former director of the 
Boston Children's Museum and the Society 
for the Protection of New England Antiqui- 
ties, and a past president of the North Ando- 
ver Historical Society. 


MRS. EDMUND W. NUTTING (Mary Howard, Abbot 1940) was elected in November to 
serve as a permanent trustee. 

MARY HOWARD NUTTING has served in so many capaci- 
ties in behalf of Abbot, starting as president of Student Govern- 
ment in her senior year (1939-1940), that it would be surprising 
to find anyone connected with the school during the past twenty 
years who did not know her name. She was vice-president of 
the Alumnae Association from 1950-1956 and president from 
1956-1960. She served as alumnae chairman of the Gymnasium 
Fund and has been a member and an officer of the Abbot 
Development Fund. She is alumnae chairman of the New 
Abbot Fund. 

Myndie is now co-ordinator for the Executive Committee 
of the Alumnae Presidents' Council of Independent Secondary 
Schools of which she is a former president. She is an interested 
and active alumna of Wheaton College from which she grad- 
uated in 1944. 

Following graduation from college she worked as a traveling secretary for the World Student 
Service Fund, as employment manager for women at Jordan Marsh Company, and as secre- 
tary to two professors at Andover-Newton Theological School. 

In 1946 she married Reverend Edmund W. Nutting who is pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Church in Rockport, Massachusetts. The Nuttings have two sons, Stephen, a sophomore 
at Rochester Institute of Technology, and Philip, a junior at Lawrence Academy. 

MRS. JOHN E. CAIN, JR. (Aagot Hinrichsen, Abbot 1944) was elected in November to serve 
as Alumnae Trustee until 1975. Mrs. Cain graduated from Abbot in 1944 and has served for 
a number of years as an officer of both the Boston Abbot Club, 
The Abbot Alumnae Association and the Abbot Development 
Fund. Newest thing in the food field, "From the Abbot Kitch- 
ens", recipes garnered by the Alumnae Association, was edited 
by the capable Mrs. Cain. 

Aagot (Ricky) was born and brought up in Hawaii where 
her father, a native of Denmark, was associated with the Del 
Monte Pineapple Corporation. She attended Radcliffe and the 
Garland School prior to her marriage in 1946 to John E. Cain. 
Before his death in 1962, Mr. Cain was president of the Oxford 
Pickle Company and vice-president of the John E. Cain Com- 

Mrs. Cain is now a full-time student at Northeastern Uni- 
versity. She is a member of the board of the New England Home 
for Little Wanderers and has previously been publicity chair- 
man for the Medford Junior Council, trustee of the Meadowbrook School of Weston, and a 
member of the Weston Republican Town Council. She resides in Weston, Massachusetts. She 
has four children — John is married and attends Pratt Institute, Erik is at Tufts, David is at 
Fessenden School and Carolyn, Abbot 1969, is a freshman at Mills College. 


Alumnae News 

News from, the Classes 


News of general interest to all alumnae is often 
buried in class notes and read only by alumna's con- 
temporaries. This (*) will guide you to such news. 

)1 r\ Reunion Chairman: GRACE KELLOGG, 5 
i\J Blueberry Hill Road, Centerville, Mass. 02632 

Reunion Chairman: MARION BROOKS, 134 
Charles St., Boston, Mass. 02114 


)1 S HELENE HARDY BOBST and her husband 

_/ were given a surprise party by their family 

in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. 

)1 (\ The class extends its sympathy to RUTH 
I? ALLEN ROHRBACK whose husband died 
last September. 

^O/l Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Warren Mansur 
ZU (EDNA DIXON), 61 Clark Road, Lowell, 
Mass. 01852 
As chairman of the class, I invite you to join with 
me at our 50th reunion on May 9th and 10th. It is 
my desire to make these two days enjoyable for all. 
At a later date, you will receive more information 
relating to our program on Alumnae Day. 

I hope you and your husband will be able to re- 
turn to Andover and renew acquaintances. I am 
working to make our 50th reunion a memorable one. 

Edna Dixon Mansur 


The class will be sorry to learn that MAR- 
THA SMITH COTTER'S husband died last 
spring. She is now living in Turners Falls, 
Mass. near her 10 grandchildren. 

MARY WILLIAMS COCHRAN has retired as di- 
rector of the Hannah Harrison School of the YWCA 
in Washington, and is living in Aubumdale, Mass. 


EDITH DAMON BUGBEE is busy with her 
AAUW interests and YWCA board respon- 
sibilities. Stuart will retire in June. 
The class will be sorry to learn that ANNE DAR- 
LING WHITEHOUSE'S husband died last June. 

Zl lance remedial reading specialist in New 
York City. 

)**)C NATALIE JOVA HOWELL does the office 

Z*J work for her husband's firm, Craftsman 

which makes plastic giftware with real 
leaves, ferns and flowers. 

) r )/' The class extends its sympathy to JEAN 
Z0 DONALD MANUS whose husband died last 

LOUISE DOUGLASS HILL is now living at Ny- 
gren's Manor, 3 1 9 State St., Bangor, Maine. Both 
her girls visited her last summer. 

EDDA RENOUF GOULD is chairman of volunteer 
services at Stanford Medical Center. 

nrr JUNE HINMAN MARQUES has 7 grandchil- 
Z / dren. She is working in the Weehawken 

)^n LOIS DUNN MORSE has retired from teach- 
Z(j In 9 a * the New Hampshire Vocational Tech- 
nical College. 

MARGARET NIVISON CHASE'S first granddaugh- 
ter, Erica Lynne, was born in December. 

l^Q News Secretaries: Mrs. Harold F. Howe 
Zy (BARBARA FOLK), 7811 Portosueno Ave., 
Palma Sola Park, Bradenton, Fla. and GRACE 
STEPHENS, 100 Egypt Lane, East Hampton, L.I., 

Send your news to them. 

POLLY FRANCIS LOESCH and Russell had an ex- 
citing trip to Hawaii last July visiting all along the 

September to October 6, I made 54 landings and 
take-offs on a fascinating trip to Afghanistan, 
Nepal, Tokyo for a conference and the Hawaiian 

^2/1 Reunion Chairman: Mrs. George A. Jenkins 
J\J (JANICE LOVELL) P.O. Box 282, Bristol, R.I. 
DONNA BRACE OGILVIE writes she and 
BETTY SOUTHWORTH SUTTON are planning to be 
there. BARBARA LORD MATH IAS and Jim are also 
coming. KAY FOSTER BLADWORTH plans on the 
meeting and lunch. She has sent in the new address 

Praises Ringing.. . Heres to you 

Martha Coleman '64 — M.S. with honors — Columbia University Graduate 
School of Journalism 

Charlotte Erwin '66 — Phi Beta Kappa and Matthew Vassar Scholar — 

Vassar College 
Barbara Hazard '66 — Phi Beta Kappa — Stanford University 
Carol Perrin Dunton '21 — Newport, R.I. "Woman of the Year" for her 

work for the Newport Players Guild 


Howell dickering, Etna, N.H. 03750. Elenita is in 
Europe now so will not be available for the reunion 

I'll be there!!" Christine's oldest son has just return- 
ed from Guam where he was on a six-month's tour 
of duty with the regular Air Force. Her younger son 
also returned from Germany where he had been sta- 
tioned for the last two years. He is out of the serv- 
ice now and enrolled at the Rochester Institute of 
Technology Business School. 

RUTH BAKER JOHNSON most certainly hopes to 
make it. She has offered to help in any way she can 
(same old Ruth!). She has a darling house on the 
Cape, is taking care of her mother and also teaching 
so only hopes she can arrange the trip to Andover. 

HELEN RIPLEY has put May 9th for Abbot in her 
date book. Says, "what a good time to see the school 
under the new routine just before we go into the 
Fund Drive." She hopes we will have a good turnout 
and will follow the lead for class festivities. 

BETTY QUINBY PARMELEE sees nothing to stop 
her as of now. She has two lovely granddaughters to 
tell us about — one 10 months, the other four. 

with us for the luncheon at least. "Will be such fun 
to see you". 

DORIS STURTEVANT BACON is a medical secre- 
tary at the Robert Brigham Hospital in Boston and 
plans to be with us. 

NINI OWSLEY WARWICK won't know until later 
if she can get up to Andover but sends her love. 

A new address for POSY CASTLE OLIVETTI: Via 
Delia Sierra Nevada No. 1 Roma, EUR, Italy. She 
says, "If fate brings me to the U.S. in May, I shall 
certainly show up but am afraid I shall not make it 
this year". All her three sons are now married. "No. 
1 lives here in Rome and works for his father. No. 2 
is in Thailand (Air Force) and No. 3, a bridegroom 
of six months, is a senior at Columbia University." 
She has four grandsons — no Abbot candidates at 
all! "It's hard on a girl who really enjoyed Abbot not 
to have even one prospective granddaughter." 

ALMA HILL sends best wishes to everybody but 
will not be in New England at reunion time. 

ALICE CANOUNE COATES finds it impossible to 
come and can't believe it is 40 years! 

BETH PERRY LEWIS is teaching educationally 
and emotionally handicapped children in Berkeley, 
Calif. — distance will prevent her from coming. 

Do keep those cards and letters coming, and plan 
to come in person with spouses. 


ALICE ECKMAN MASON toured the Far East with 
Alumni Flights Abroad last fall. 

)0 1 MARY BACON spent her holiday this year 
J) ± in England and Ireland. 

CHUB GRAHAM HOLLAND does promotion- 
al selling for college travel and has been seeing the 
world from golf courses. 

JO 4 NANCY MARSH GARES is still absorbed in 
J I the London scene. Her children are all in 
school in the States — Anne will graduate 
from Abbot in June. 

ANNE PLACE HENDERSON writes, "While flying 
around the U.S. with my husband, a photographer of 

children and families, I have seen BETTY SCUTT 
a building in Monterey for our art gallery and pho- 
tographic laboratory, and I have a little shop, The 
Custom House, which keeps me busy keeping it filled 
with out-of-the ordinary things and Chinese antiqui- 
ties. Please come to see us in Carmel." 

)0 C Reunion Chairman: Mrs. William B. Elmer 
S)J (CATHLEEN BURNS) , 1 1 3 Pinckney St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 021 14 

As I write, it's January still — and already there's 
been a gratifying response to my "reunion rouser" 

(ELLIE DuTOIT'S phrase) circulated in November- 
December. Now planning to attend our 35th on 
Alumnae Day, May 9, are BETSY ARMINGTON 

(with spouse and Ned, age 11), ELAINE EATON 
HEIM MARUM, at whose Andover home we're hop- 
ing to meet for cocktails. 

Love your newsy post cards! Just keep 'em com- 
ing. And plan, to share your reunion plans with me 
(however tentative) by April, when I shall need to 
start thinking about dinner reservations at one of 
the local hostelries. Be sure, too, to reserve rooms 
through the Alumnae Office as soon as you receive 
notice. The news to date: 

BETSY ARMINGTON ARMS and family have moved 
to 18 Green Street, Topsham, Maine 04086 (Alum- 
nae Office and communicative classmates, please 
note!), now that husband Dick is working in de- 
velopment at Bowdoin College. They've bought an 
1 8th-century dream house by the Androscoggin Riv- 
er and are in the process of restoring it. B. says 
they draw strength for the project from all that 
fresh air and scenic beauty around them. 

greetings to you all. She saw ANNE HUMPHREYS 
Smith 30th and sat next to SUSAN HILDRETH 
GOODWIN at a recent Lincoln Center symphony. 
(Ev. spotted Sue first.) She also sends kudos to who- 
ever at Abbot is (are) responsible for the new mag. 
now going to all alumnae. It's excellent, she says. 
The Swayzes have five children, two of them mar- 

Predictably, ANNIE CUTLER BRECHEEN con- 
tinues to be Boots and Racquets removed from the 
creeping doldums that assail less beaverish '35ers. 
She is the dazzled doyenne of a class of lively 
(sometimes mutinous) third-graders, as well as a 
household consisting of — besides Leigh, Laurie, 
and husband Joel — one huggable Great Dane pup, 
who will condescend to horse meat when the boneless 
chuck roasts run out; one un-huggable grulla regis- 
tered quarter horse (for sale); one gravid filly; and 
eight chinchillas out of an original twenty (for sale 
also). Joel now has his Master's in Education and 
heads the English Department at a brand-new high 
school in Bullhead City, Ariz. He has just brought 
out the definitive book on tennis, "Count One." 
Write Palo Verde Publishing Co., P.O. Box 5783, 
Tucson 85703 for your copy (copies). Annie and 
KATE BURNS ELMER, who camped in the Rockies 
with her family the summer of '68, hod a priceless 
pre-reunion at Annie's Elgin, Ariz., ranch. The 
ranch (which Kate calls "authentic early Ramono") 
is Stunning. 


Betty Colson Tierney, 1944, her husband, 
Albert, and children 

ELAINE EATON PERINE'S big news: Daughter 
Deborah is engaged to Jacob J. Kleinschuster of 
Bath, Pa. Wedding in June. Meanwhile, Deb teach- 
es at State College, Pa., and he works toward his 
doctorate in chemistry at Penn State. 

JOAN HENRY FERGUSON is a busy schoolteacher 
with a brood of four — two married, one in college, 
one still at home and in junior high. 

junior at Williams. Number One Daughter (Vassar 
'63) is married and living in Phoenix. Number Two 
Daughter (Smith '65) is also married and living in 

ELLIE JOHNSON DuTOIT is enthusiastic about 
that challenging new job at Mass. General Hospital. 
Last October, when HELEN McDONALD came East 
from Frisco for a brief visit, she and Ellie turned up 
at a Back Bay (Boston) street fair to double-whammy 
KATIE BURNS ELMER, who, all unsuspecting of the 
black arts pressing in on her, was innocently chair- 
ing the flower table at the fair. Helen and Ellie had 
just had lunch with DOSS ANDERSON CLARK and 

CLAIRE OPPENHEiM MARUM is a school librari- 
an. Daughter Deborah (Abbot '69) is a freshman at 
Cornell. Son Andrew does graduate work at Colum- 

See you in May! 


)0/- PATRICIA SMITH MAGEE is president of 
3@ the Marblehead Visiting Nurse Assoc. Her 
daughter graduated from Colby Jr. College 
last year, one son is a senior at U. of Mass., and 
eldest son is a pilot with an island-hopping airline 
in the Caribbean. 

Jj / a graduate of Yale, is now completing his 
third year in the Marine Corps where he 
spent a year in Vietnam. Her younger son is a junior 
at Hanam College. 

JO Q MARY KOCH DANOS writes that her dough- 
ty ter, Polly, Abbot '64, will marry Dr. Nara- 
yan Nayak of M.I.T. in New Delhi in March. 
Peggy will graduate in June from Wooster College. 

-*///") Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Clifford W. Eng- 
Tl/ 'and (PHYLLIS CROCKER), 275 Main St., 
Winchester, Mass. 01890 

MOLLY CHASE FOSTER'S daughter, Debby, will 
graduate from Connecticut College in June. Her son, 
Robert was married last June to Jill Ekberg, and is 
teaching school near Brunswick, Maine. 

Abbot '66 is a senior at Mt. Holyoke, Garry is a 
freshman at the University of Vermont, and David 
is a junior at Kimball Union Academy. 

MYNDIE HOWARD NUTTING'S son, Stephen, is a 
sophomore at Rochester Institute of Technology ma- 
joring in Mechanical Technology. Philip is a junior 
at Lawrence Academy. 

l^j is a freshman at Antioch College. The Han- 
sons are now living in Bronxville. 

dren away at school — Lucy will graduate 
from Stephens in June, Peter is a junior at 
Trinity, and Elizabeth is a senior at Westover. 

)AC Reunion Chairman: JOAN SWEENEY, 98 
/J West Cedar St., Boston, Mass. 

Where are you '45ers, I know it's hard to 
plan so far in advance, but I've only heard from 16 
of you, and that's hardly enough to plan a fun 25th 


Waiting for those cards. 


of no studying, went back to school in September 
taking microbiology on a long road toward a B.S. in 

MARION MARSH BIRNEY has moved to Buffalo, 
N.Y. where Jim is administrative assistant to the 
bishops of western New York. Their oldest son is a 
sophomore at Williams — the other 4 are still at 

The class will be sorry to learn that NANCY 
BARNARD SOULE'S son, Christopher, 16, 


died in December. 

EDITH FLATHER SWAN who is living in Scot- 
land enjoyed a three-week Mediterranean cruise in 
the fall. 

Mary and Timothy, children of Sally 
Humason Bradlee, 1947 


MARGOT MEYER RICHTER'S husband has been 
promoted to general manager of the IBM facility in 
Wake Forest, N.C. Their son, Matthew, 13, is in 
school in Switzerland. 

IS second child, first daughter, Lydia, on July 
14, 1969. 

JC/] Reunion Chairman: Mrs. E. Hartley Smith 
Jy (DEBBIE REDFIELD), 7 Redstone Lane, Mar- 
blehead, Mass. 01945 
dren. She writes that JOAN ALDRICH ZELL and her 
family are living in Hong Kong. 

)C 1 ANNE BISSELL GATES is living in Phoenix, 
^J J. Ariz, where her husband is computer systems 
analyst for small GE computers. They have 4 

^j^ the birth of George Johnson II on Oct. 12, 
1 969. 

JCO CAROL HARDIN KIMBALL writes, "This fall 
Jjj has been hectic, but fascinating. We began 
settling into our week-end house in Washing- 
ton, Conn., and I worked for a few weeks at N.Y.U. 
as coordinator for a series of films on civilization 
done by Sir Kenneth Clark, the British art historian. 
Now I return to domesticity rejuvenated!" 

Naturalist at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. 
She is "deep in" field work, bird painting and con- 


/^^•V* "*"* 

child, third son, on September 21, 1969. 


MARIS OAMER NOBLE and her husband are 
both in graduate school at the Univ. of 
North Carolina. Grant is working for a Ph. D. 

in Russian history and Maris is in the School of Social 

Work. They have 2 children. 

VICKY SCHWAB ARONOFF'S life is "politics and 
children." Stan is in his second term in the Ohio 
Senate, and is also helping to manage Bob Taft's 
race for the U.S. Senate. 

Lee and Morgan, 
children of Sue Morgan Rolontz, 1950 

33 (PEGGINS HOLBROOK) 35 Elm St., Welles- 
ley Hills, Mass. 02181 

News Secretary: Mrs. John A. C. King, 3rd 
(DOROTHY FLEMING), 4 Rolling Hill Dr., Morris- 
town, N.J. 07960 

MARY MUNROE has been living in Dayton for the 
past 2 years, and has been active in community af- 
fairs with the Junior League, as chairman of a new 
art gallery, and organizing a new educational pro- 
gram for schools and clubs, called "Operalogues." 
Professionally, she will be singing this winter with 
the band at Boca Raton Hotel in Florida. She also 
has a jewelry workshop! 

DIANE SOROTA O'DWYER is studying advanced 
oil painting at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and 
has exhibited and sold some of her work. 

)C/~ News Secretary: Mrs. Alden Taylor Bryan 
JO (PHOEBE ESTES), 280 North Williston Road, 
Williston, Vt. 05495 

CEMMY KELTON RYLAND has been occupied 
since she started a nursery school a year ago. Upon 

Children of Elinor Bozyan Warburg, 1949 

Sally Dower Saglio, 1951, her husband, Jack, 
and children 


Children of Rosamond Reifsnyder Peck, 1951 

realizing that there was a demand for a good nursery 
school in the area, Cemmy started "Grasshopper 
Green" in Essex. Her account is as entertaining as 
the work must be: "It has been a very interesting 
experience, and one which I have really enjoyed. 
Parents and 'Grasshoppers' alike seem to have been 
pleased with our efforts, and we are really looking 
forward to next year. It has been an education in 
bureaucratic procedure also. Connecticut State re- 
quirements for licensing, and the numbers of forms, 
procedures, inspections, etc., needed to obtain a li- 
cense, were at various times amusing, aggravating, 
and appalling! I highly recommend a sense of humor 
to those embarking on such a venture." 

JANE TATMAN CONNELLY writes that last spring 
she and Guy "started a joint volunteer project work- 
ing with a group referred to as PACE; Prisoner Aid 
by Citizens' Efforts. We meet with around 14-20 
inmates at Pendleton State Reformatory on Tuesday 
nights. We have programs dealing with pertinent 
subjects as Budget, Employment forms and inter- 
views, goals, etc. We spend the remaining hour or 
so talking individually with them." She is also treas- 
urer of the Nursery Co-op, so she should be quite 
busy this time of year. 

SUE WATEROUS WAGG, in addition to her Mon- 
treal Museum work (volunteer guide and art lecturer 
in the grade schools), is "also on a committee trying 
to set up a day care centre in a poverty area. . . 
The people it will serve are Portuguese and it will 
have to be tri-lingual." 

Jane, Ann, Charles and Jennifer 
children of Jane Munro Barrett, 1954 

MOLLIE LUPE LASATER and Garland have a sec- 
ond son, Edward Ward, born the summer of 1969. 
They are living in Dallas, where Gar is Vice-President 
and General Counsel of UN ICO. 

LYNN DOWLIN VOSS has a new daughter, Kelsey 
Lynn, born August 8, 1 969. 

As you undoubtedly read, Miss Emily Hale died 
last fall. I have learned from Miss Sullivan that the 
Emily Hale Drama Award has lapsed owing to the 
lack of funds. Since this was the only drama award 
at Abbot, and because Miss Hale contributed great- 
ly to our days in Andover, I would like to ask the 
class to help me renew the fund in her memory. If 
each of us sent even a dollar, it would be a signifi- 
cant beginning. The award meant a great deal to 
her, as she did to many of us. I therefore earnestly 
request that you contribute to the fund; Miss Sulli- 
van and I will be delighted to hear from you. 

VIRGINIA DAKIN SCOTT is director of develop- 
ment for the New Hampshire chapter of the Arthri- 
tis Foundation. 

son, Christian MacQuarrie, on February 21, 1969. 

day, and plays indoor tennis, ice hockey, and works 

Mary Earhart Bawden, 1955, Heather and Cecily 
Horton, and Particia Earhart, 1953 

Ann Hunt Graf, 1954, and Sally Graf Fish, 1955, 
with their families 


Children of Mollie Lupe Lasater, 1956 

in Philadelphia in job training for ghetto. Where is 
all that free time? 

The Bryans enjoyed a surprise visit from LYNNE 
McLAUGHLIN MOUGHTY and John last fall, and 
look forward to seeing others during the ski season. 
We got 44" of snow Dec. 26, and it's likely to last 
until June. I enjoyed hearing from many of you this 
Christmas, and hope all will resolve to write soon. 
Not only is it interesting to hear from old friends, it 
is also valuable, considering the important activities 
with which many of you are involved. With all best 
wishes for the seventies. 


Debbie and John 
children of Judy Medwed Stahl, 1957 

-*CT News Secretary: Mrs. John E. Moughty, Jr. 
J / (LYNNE McLAUGHLIN), Cedar Lane, Ridge- 
field, Conn. 06877 

The class will be sorry to learn that LYDIA 
CORNWALL BISHOP'S father died in October. 
FRANKIE YOUNG TANG and Oscar are the proud 
parents of a fourth child and third daughter, Kristin 
Andrea on Dec. 17th. PAT BIJUR CARLSON had a 
second daughter in December. CAROL GAINES ROB- 
ERSON and Sam, after a year in New Haven, are now 
living in Amherst. Sam is working on his dissertation 
and Carol is mulling over the idea of starting work 
on her master's to see if she might like teaching. 


News Secretary: Mrs. James N. DuPuy (SAN- 

III. 60202 

905 Forest Ave., Evanston, 

LIZ ARTZ BEIM is delighted to be living in Eng- 
land again, and expects to be there for 2 years. 


Kitty and Kevin 
children of Jane Tatman Connelly, 1956 

Michael and Melissa 
children of Marcia Colby Frame, 1957 


LINDA CARR MILNE-TYTE is a copywriter for a 
London publisher, and her husband is head of over- 
seas talks and features at the BBC. 

PRISCILLA GRANT FLOOD had her second daugh- 
ter, Karen Porneroy, on September 6, 1 969. 

ANNE HITCHCOCK WIES had her second child, 
first son, on August 24, 1969. 

high school French and her husband is an instructor 
at Alfred University. 

ALMA GREW is teaching French in Duxbury, and 
is writing her own text. 

)/'r\ Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Peter Sipple (MAR- 
OU GARET ELSEMORE), 10 Weston Terr., 
Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 

"What do you bet that in the last decade Abbot 
has changed more than we have? In pursuit of an 
answer to this query, come to Reunion, May 9th." 


News Secretary: Mrs. David G. Clark (LYNNE 
FURNEAUX), 14 Brewster St., South Dartmouth, 
Mass. 02748 

Matthew, 4. Her husband is an attorney for IBM in 
New York, and Adrienne is a systems engineer for 

CYNDY SMITH HOLCOMB received an M.S. in 
English Education last August from the University 
of Tennessee. Her proudest accomplishment is the 
loss of a great deal of weight in a TOPS club. She 
is now suDervisor for the state of Tennessee. Would 
you like Cyndy's address? 

* DOROTHY TOD is film supervisor and associate 
producer of the program "Sesame Street" which is on 
national television. The following is quoted from an 
interview printed in "The Liberty News", Liberty 
Township, Ohio, on January 15, 1970. 

"We asked her what factors had motivated the 
creators of 'Sesame Street' and how the format had 
been arrived at. 

"She said, 'The plight of the disadvantaged child 
is a serious one in this country. 'Head Start,' the 
government's program in which small groups of chil- 
dren were given some instruction in the things 
which they must know to succeed in school was a 
step in the right direction. But, it couldn't reach 
enough children and the cost was prohibitive. 

" 'The general availability of television even in 
low income areas made this seem to be the most 
practical approach. Various studies had proved that 
children love commercials and, with their short at- 
tention span, programming that moves quickly from 
one subject To another. 

" 'Could,' she went on, 'entertainment styles be 
used effectively for teaching and learning? Could a 
fast moving hour in which the children were intro- 
duced to all kinds of people, animals, numbers, let- 
ters, human problems of communicating, sharing, 
objects of all shapes and sizes, music and make be- 
lieve people and animals hold their attention, make 
them happy and teach them at the same time? 

" 'Several angels decided that it could. The series 
was underwritten by the United States Office of Edu- 
cation, The Carnegie Corporation, The Ford Founda- 
tion and several other agencies. 

" 'I heard of it last year. I had been doing free 
lance film editing for Drew Associates, Cinema Ver- 
ite, Bell Telephone Hour, Nasa, Leonard Bernstein, 
Jon Voight and Captain Kangaroo. 

" 'I joined the staff with the title of Film Super- 
visor. A studio was equipped for this work where I 
work independently. I trained three girls who work 
with me. I was sent first of all to San Diego to su- 
pervise animal photography in the zoo there which 
is one of the finest in the country. The animals all 
live in natural surroundings. We stayed there ten 
days and accumulated a bank of film which will see 
us through the first 130 shows. We are now working 
on show 60. 

' 'All film is shot with the purposes of the show 
in mind. We take pictures of groups of animals for 
use in learning to count. We take animal mothers 
and babies for studies in 'beginnings' and the re- 
lationship of mother and baby. 

" 'The introductory films, of which there are five, 
one for each day of the week, were all shot around 
New York City. We tried to cover all kinds of kids, 
sights and sounds. In addition to supervising the 
filming, I was the producer for these segments.' 

"We asked about the characters in the series. 

" 'Children from homes where there are no men 
need a strong masculine figure with whom they can 
identify. Matt Robinson plays this role. Loretta Ling 
is a cheerful, pleasant story teller and all around 
friend. There are five adult hosts in all and various 
stars of the theatre and television do occasional seg- 
ments. Ethel Kennedy read a story and James Earl 
Jones appears often. 

'There are two stupid men who can't solve any- 
thing. The children work out their problems for 
them. There is the friendly shopkeeper and there 
are Jim Henson's puppets, known in Sesame Street 
as 'The Muppets'. 

" 'The set, as originally designed, was found to 
be dull. It has been enlivened by Big Bird who says 
and does all kinds of dumb things and Oscar the 

" 'It takes 60 people to develop 'Sesame Street'. 
The organization is known as the Children's Tele- 
vision Workshop. The material is constantly being 
assessed and approaches are changed if they are 
found to be ineffective, about the learning process 
which will eventually filter down through the entire 
school system. 

" 'The music is all composed for the production 
numbers of the show and is fresh and appealing. A 
soul singing group called 'Listen My Brother' sings 
the alphabet and the numbers. The vocabulary 
throughout is 'Hip' and the general aura of the pro- 
gram is unpretentious and natural. There is also an 
attempt to use the language of the I.Q. tests so that 
this will not be totally unfamiliar to them when the 
time comes.' " 

SUSAN WALLACE FRAME'S second child and 
first son, Douglas Rutter, was born Oct. 14th. 

\) ± daughter, Anne Carpenter, on November 29, 

JOAN SPURGEON BRENNAN has been appointed 
assistant secretary of the United States Trust Co. in 
New York. She is a security analyst in the Invest- 
ment Division. 


•VO News Secretary: Mrs. Andrew P. Langlois 

VZ (LYNNE MORIARTY), 107 Niles Hill Road, 

New London, Conn. 06320 


working on his Ph. D. in astrophysics at M.I.T., 

and Jennifer is the secretary in the Department of 

Political Science at M.I.T. 

ANNE MacDOUGAL BALLOU had her first child, 
Ashton Chandler, on September 13, 1969. 

MARY WELLS FITZGERALD'S husband will re- 
ceive his M.D. from Tufts in June. Mary is teaching 
3rd grade at Shady Hill School in Cambridge. 

DARCY WHEELER BACON writes, "My husband 
and I have just bought a pre-Civil War house on 
Capitol Hill which we hope to rehabilitate this 
spring. Ken is reporting for the 'Wall Street Journal', 
and I'm doing legislative work for Ogden Reid, a 
liberal Republican Congressman from New York." 

GRETCHEN WHITEHAD has passed the New 
York Stock Exchange exams, and is a broker with 
Blair & Co. in New York. 

Y3 News Secretary: SUZANNE BURTON, 1241 
{)D 28th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 

MAIDY W ILK INS sent a letter absolutely 
crammed with amitious plans. It was much fun to 
decipher, and I do hope I interpreted all her 
thoughts correctly! Certainly the most important is 
that of her engagement to Karl Heinz Haslinger of 
Munich, a master's degree candidate at the Techni- 
cal University, Munich. They plan to be married on 
April 26th and then will return to Munich for six 
months while Karl prepares his thesis. Maidy, how- 
ever, is not planning to turn into a typical "haus- 
frau". Rather, she will probably continue work on 
her master's at the University of Munich (which she 
has already begun at the Institute of Fine Arts at 
NYU), perhaps get a translator's diploma (she's now 
learning Italian), and of course travel. She's present- 
ly working at the Fogg Art Museum and living at 
home: 299 High Street, Newburyport, Mass. 01950. 

most creative circus- like announcement of the birth 
of their second son, Grant Chandler, born October 
31st. They absolutely adore Buffalo (this, incidental- 
ly, was a pre-blizzard letter) where Terry is General 
Manager of a new urban research corporation called 
BOSTI (Buffalo Organization for Social and Tech- 
nological Innovation.) The atmosphere sounds stimu- 
lating as his company works in conjunction with the 
new department of Architecture and Environmental 
Design at the University of Buffalo. 

BARBARA HOFFMAN has now finished course 
work for her master's in Spanish Colonial Art at the 
University of New Mexico. She's presently the only 
student in a training course of Conservation and 
Restoration which she plans to combine with her 
minor of Museum Practices and become the 101st 
registered conservator in the country. 

JUDY BUTLER lives about four blocks away from 
Barbara and is in her third year of architecture at 
the university. 

ANN HARRIS is working at Arthur D. Little and 
working toward an M. Ed. at B.U. 

LUCINDA HANNON JANUS is working for an 
M.A.T. in elementary school education at Simmons. 

CHERYL KRIPPENDORF is engaged to Edward R. 
Kolbe of Erie, Pa. He is a graduate of Rensselaer 

Polytech, has an M.A. from Case, and is studying 
for his doctorate at the University of New Hamp- 

ANITA SCHENCK is studying in Aachen, Ger- 
many until July, 1971. All Abbot friends in the 
neighborhood are welcome. N.B. She will be in the 
U.S.A. during the summer. 

CAROLYN HOLCOMBE was last seen recuperating 
in New Hampshire after a hectic fall of "coping 
with 25 rambunctious but marvelous 10-year-olds 
during the week-days" and taking off to the moun- 
tains for climbing over the week-ends. "Phew! Thank 
goodness for vacations. There are just too many 
things going on in the world that I want to do . . . 
and all at once. But what fun it all is" 

And that seems to sum up MIMI, MORLEY and 
my thoughts, too. We can't seem to come up with 
anything concrete for the Bulletin, but we're all 
well and couldn't be happier. 


)£A JOAN HARNEY is spending a few months in 
i Pakistan with her parents. 

SUSAN LOCALIO is teaching English to 6th 
and 7th graders at Berkshire Country Day School in 
Lenox, Mass. 

GRETCHEN OVERBAGH is a claims examiner for 
GEICO in San Francisco. 

IS? LAURA BECKVOLD graduated from Bennett 
{J^J and is now attending the University of 

working on his Ph. D. in anthropology at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, and Mary will receive a 
B.A. this June. Their daughter is one and one-half. 

DERYL FLEMING graduated from Skidmore in 
June, and is now teaching Physical Education and 
seventh-grade life science in Biddeford, Maine. 

LAURA HALFORD is teaching history ot the 
Community College of Baltimore. 

ANNE RAH ILLY is working for the president of 
CBS news, and is living in Greenwich Village in a 
townhouse with OLIVIA MOTCH. 

other year in law school. Alicia finished her under- 
graduate work at Vanderbilt in January, and hopes 
to receive her degree from Wheaton in June. 

KAREN SWENSON graduated from Michigan 
State University last June, and is a travel consultant 
with Triple-A in Boston. She hopes to enter law 
school next year. 

SALLY UMPHREY FARMER'S husband is a Navy 
pilot, and is now studying at the post-graduate 
school in Monterey. 

SUSAN VOORHEES is in London doing psychologi- 
cal research as a guest of the Human Resources 
Center and is involved in the developmental testing 
of children. 

)/■/■ News Secretary: ELLEN SOBILOFF, 566 Com- 
hb monwealth Ave., Apt. 701, Boston, Mass. 
Congratulations to ELLEN ROSS on her engage- 
ment to John S. Ebersole, a graduate of Yale, who is 
studying at Yale Medical School. 


Christmas is proverbially the season of good tid- 
ings, and happily for this column, it was also the 
chance to hear from people who write all too in- 

From BEV ARMSDEN: "All is well here — am 
staring at the date wondering at the speed of time 
— in joyous contemplation of not knowing where I 
am next year. After a government thesis, I know 
grad school is out for a while, although have SERI- 
OUSLY thought of B.U. School of Communication, 
probably Public Relations, but not for a while . . . 
I like this uncertainty, yet by next Spring will begin 
to get down to serious thinking. Maybe." 

MARCIA WATSON sent me a note from Illinois 
where she's spending the month of January on Skid- 
more's 4-1-4 system. "One of my roommates and I 
are out here teaching retarded children at the Peoria 
Association for Retarded Children. The "kids" 
range from two to fifty-two. It's a fascinating pro- 
gram and so far we've just loved working here. I've 
worked mostly with three to five year-olds — they're 
so cute. This place or one like it might be good for 
next year." 

Postcard from DUCKIE in Frieburg, Germany. 
"Came over in late August. The program is really 
good, my courses are all pretty good, especially art 
history — quite a treat to go from a lecture on Goth- 
ic architecture to the cathedral and see it all in liv- 
ing color! The German is getting progressively easier 
as the time continues to fly by. I am going to Lon- 
don for Christmas vacation . . ." AYER is still at 
Beloit and teaching at a nearby experimental 
school. "Although I shall graduate with a major in 
psychology, I am also getting a teaching certificate 
in elementary education . . . I've really gotten ex- 
cited about some new techniques or, actually, goals 
in education . . . My ideas are consistent with Ste- 
phen Perrin's (Abbot FORUM), and I'd really like to 
see some nation-wide changes in educational goals 
and processes." 

From Athens NORA writes that college work and 
social life occupy her time. She spent a vacation in 
Spain and Majorca — next trip will be to Persia. 

BARBARA HAZARD has been studying German 
in Munich for the past six months. She had Thanks- 
giving dinner with MARGRIT KRAKAUER '65 and 

LIZ is living and working in Cambridge. Baby 
Sarah has one tooth, just started walking and is 
absolutely beautiful! George F. T. Yancey, III, ar- 
rived Nov. 18, 1969. 

FRAN spent time in California, which she loved, 
and has been home for about a month. Momentarily 
expecting her .to pop up in Boston . . . Unpredictable 
Jones, we call her . . . DREWRY called one night 
from Killington, Vt., where she and some friends 
were skiing "with the snow in our faces." Mills 
also has a 4-1-4 system, so Drewry was able to take 
the month off for leisure. She and her family are 
currently in Hawaii visiting brother Reg who's in 
the service. Have heard from a reliable source that 
Drewry has sold some of her OBJECTS D'ART. (May- 
be an alumnae art exhibit is in order???) 

The consensus seems to be one of great enthusi- 
asm concerning recent changes at Abbot . . . My 
own reaction was a pure and simple "WOW!" 

Yes, time is creeping by, gang. Many of you in- 
dicate that there are no set plans apres graduation. 
But, then again, no one seems terribly fraught. I 
do hope (know this must get monotonous) that 
EVERYONE writes about present and future plans: 
travels, grad school, marriage, careers . . . what- 

Be happy, and have a wonderful rest-of-the-year. 


>£H News Secretary: JUDITH HANNEGAN, 843 
C/ / College St., Beloit, Wis. 5351 1 

NANCY POROSKY is engaged to Gregory J. 
Harris of Binghamton, N.Y. He will graduate from 
the University of Pennsylvania this spring. 

>/:0 News Secretary: MARCIA OWEN, Alpha Chi 
00 Omega, 29 Madbury Road, Durham, N.H. 

Russian Studies at Pomona College. 

\Jy Wheaton College, Norton, Mass. 02766 

There isn't much news to report in this Bul- 
letin, except I have heard from a few people about 
their activities. 

BETSY GIFFORD wrote a long letter explaining 
her whereabouts and telling what she's been doing. 
She did make it to Boothbay for the summer, where 
she acted in two plays and also did backstage work 
including lights, props, and stage-managing. She's 
now at the University of Aix-Marseille where she's 
been active in the theatre there, too. She wrote, 
". . . it's frustrating trying to be (or at least appear) 
intelligent in a foreign language"! 

SUE GURGANUS wrote that she spent part of 
Christmas vacation skiing and traveling. She visited 
SHEILA DONALD at R.P.I, and has been back to 
Abbot, too. I went back one weekend and saw sev- 
eral people including SHEILA DONALD, CAROL 
Several of us made it to Mr. Lynch's for a type of 

MARGARET GAY has transferred to Smith. 

I got a card from FRANKIE HOFF at the Univer- 
sity of Denver. Both she and LINDA LACOUTURE 
at Temple Buell love Denver and Linda wrote that 
Miss Sweet arrived there one day and completely 
shocked her. 

No further news to report — hope to hear from 
all of you at some point. 






1930 Katharine Foster Rainbolt and George H. Bladworth 

1936 Sally Scates Phelan and Harry Engelkirk 

1939 Emily Katharine Harris and Richard W. Hill 

1945 Joan Hoagland and Burton Humphrey 

Sally Spear Elmendorf and Robert M. Morse 

1953 Helen Glidden Cebik and Donald J. Galati 
Elizabeth Hollister Sandburg and James H. Zimmerman 

1954 Judith Prior Adame and Robert F. Ross 

1955 Mary Earhart Horton and Ian R. Bawden 
Nancy Johnson Cooper and Daniel T. Skelly 

1956 Patricia Hippie Kuder and Phillip W. DeVore 

1959 Jan Galipeau and David J. Kooistra 
Mary Kuhns and Joseph M. Tomlin 

1960 Natalie A. Hough and Richard de Combray 

1961 Susan Fox and William V. Reepmeyer 
Constance Nassikas and John J. Hohenadel, Jr. 

1962 Jennifer Hesketh and Rodger I. Thompson 

1963 Sharon Seeche and Peter B. Robinson 

1964 Gwyneth Walker and David B. Burton 

1965 Virginia Bertsche and W. Dean Lanier 
Mary Eubanks and Thomas P. Settlemyre 
Elizabeth Hubbard and Kenneth E. Churbuck 
Katherine Stover and Brad L. Holian 
Rosemary Tyler and Drew J. Otocka 

1966 Kathleen Roan and Peter A. Hamilton-Smith 
Susan Dawn Woodworth and William Von Gillern 

1967 Laurel Brown and John Van Swearingen, IV 
Felice Forrest and Michael R. Katzenberg 
Sue Lando and Stephen D. Clarke 

1968 Priscilla Hopkins and Vladimir K. Chortu 



October 18, 1969 

April 12, 1969 

November 29,1969 

September 28, 1969 

November 27, 1969 

November 7, 1969 
June 10, 1969 

January 31, 1970 

June 24, 1969 
February, 1970 
September 12, 1969 
December 27, 1969 

December 28, 1969 
November 29, 1969 

November 29, 1968 

RESPONSIBILITY DAY (Cont. from Page 13) 

of a point of view that might be very dif- 
ferent from their own personal one. The 
situations and "roles" are listed below, and 
we invite your participation. 


It is 5:00 P.M. "Sitting" on the sofa in Mr. 
Gordon's outer office is an Abbot girl and 
a Phillips Academy boy. The girl has not 
signed into her dorm as required at 4:30, 
nor has the boy left our campus at 4:15 as 
required. You pass by them as you walk 
down the corridor. What would you con- 
sider "appropriate action" to be taken? 

Role #1 

Suppose you are a reasonably "straight" stu- 
dent. You are concerned with upholding 
the rules and regulations. You are somewhat 
angered by the fact that you abide by the 
rules (including these two) and are tired of 
having others break this rule with no pun- 
itive action being taken against them. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #2 

Suppose you are a student. You think this 
rule is a silly one. You could not care less 
that the couple is there at all, and in all 
probability could not care less what they 
were doing while "sitting" on the sofa. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #3 

Suppose you are a member of the faculty. 
You know this couple is breaking a rule. 
You may or may not think the rule is a 
silly one. But this is the fifth night in a 
row you have seen them at this time on 
the sofa. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #4 

Suppose you are a parent who has come to 
visit Abbot with your daughter, who is a 
prospective candidate for admission. By now, 
the couple is no longer just "sitting", but 
"making out like mad." 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #5 

Suppose you are Mr. Gordon leaving his 

office for the day. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 


A girl returns to Abbot from vacation and 
brings with her a large amount of marijuana. 
She decides to throw a "pot party" for her 
corridor. Several nights later (after "lights 
out"), most of the girls on the corridor 
gather in a girl's room to smoke the mari- 
juana. Two major rules, prohibiting drugs 
and smoking in rooms, have been broken. 

This party ultimately comes to the attention 
of the administration. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 
tion" to be taken? 

Role #1 

Suppose you were one of the participating 
students. You did not really want to smoke 
the marijuana in the first place, but you let 
your friends talk you into the situation. You 
now feel guilty about what you did. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #2 

Suppose you are a student living on this 

corridor, but did not participate in the 


What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #3 

Suppose you are a faculty member who is 
confided in by one of the participating stu- 
dents. Regardless of how you personally feel 
about the laws regarding the use of mari- 
juana, (you may even want to see it legalized) 
you have signed a contract to teach at Abbot 
and abide by its government. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #4 

Suppose you are the housemother on this 
corridor. Via the "grapevine", you have 
heard about this party, but you have no 
actual proof that it even took place. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 


Role #5 

Suppose you are president of this corridor. 
A non-participating student comes to you and 
tells you this story, unaware that you your- 
self had participated. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #6 

Suppose you are a member of Honor Board. 
You have been elected by your class to serve 
on this "court of appeals." You have been 
asked by the administration to advise them 
on this matter. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #7 

Suppose you are the parent of a participating 
student. In tidying up your youngest daugh- 
ter's room, you have come across a letter 
written to her by her sister at Abbot de- 
scribing her experience at the "pot party." 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Role #8 

Suppose you are Mr. Gordon. This entire 
matter has now come to your attention. Per- 
haps Honor Board has reported it to you, 
perhaps a participating student, perhaps a 
faculty member — in any case you must now 
make a decision as to the action to be taken. 
Remember you must consider not just the 
students involved, but faculty opinion, alum- 
nae opinion, trustee pressure, parental pres- 
sure, etc. 

What would you consider "appropriate ac- 

Responsibility Day met with mixed reac- 
tions, but most of the response was positive. 
Perhaps we learned that there are no "ulti- 
mate answers", but rather "never ending ques- 
tions". And most importantly, we learned 
that the search itself is the most exciting 
part of life at Abbot; and for that matter, 
life anywhere! 

Jean Bennett (Mrs. John) 
Mathematics Teacher 

MAPLE WALK — (Cont. from Page 15) 

renewable for up to four years of college study at 
the accredited institution of the winner's choice. 

SONDRA JOHNSON, 70, has been named a finalist 
in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, 
the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competi- 
tion for outstanding Negro students. She, too, will 
be among the students throughout the country now 
eligible to compete for a limited number of scholar- 
ship awards. 

La Colombe, Abbot's Coffee House, opened the 
evening of March 7th. Its purpose is to provide a 
coffee house atmosphere conducive to the apprecia- 
tion and enjoyment of good music. It is located on 
the ground floor of Hall House our newly renovated 
dormitory. Those plaving the opening night were 
ADELLE NICHOLSON, Timuel Black, from Phillips 
Academy, and John Curtis and Dave Broderick from 


3to Jfflemoriam 


Charlotte Conant Nicholls 

August 17, 1969 


Flora L Johnson 

December, 1969 


Edith Morton Yoder 

September, 1969 


Lilian Mooers Smith 

December 14, 1969 


Jessie Fox Adams 

March 10, 1969 


Ruth Roberts Warden 

August 26, 1969 


Lillie Johnson Smith 

September 30, 1969 


Anna Burke Mahoney 

November, 1969 


Rosamond Patch Pym 

October, 1963 


Mary Harrison Perez 

November 3, 1963 


Sarah Bailey Hart 

October 4, 1968 


Virginia Arnold Osgood 

October 6, 1969 


Barbara Worth Brown 

February 5, 1970 


Margery Wick 

July 25, 1969 


Jane Patterson Tilney 

November 7, 1969 


Elizabeth Hull 

February 20, 1970 




29 — 

MAY 9 

JUNE 6 — 




BOSTON ABBOT CLUB MEETING — 12:00 P.M. — Town Lyne House 

"EARTH DAY" — Abbot Academy 

6:30 P.M. 

5:00 P.M. 




Mark Your Calendar for . . . 





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abbot FORUM 

The Forum is a publication for 
alumnae, parents, and friends 
of Abbot Academy and for those 
who may become friends of the 
academy, when they come to 
know it. 

The Forum is open to contribu- 
tions, and opinions from any 
member of the school commu- 
nity, and will hopefully serve to 
acquaint you more thoroughly 
and candidly with the lively and 
evolving, school we share. 

Tfie Forum as a medium of 
open discussion accepts timely 
articles for publication as an ex- 
pression of the contributing 
author's point of view. These 
opinions do not necessarily re- 
flect the philosophy of Abbot 
Academy as an institution. 

Fditorial Stafj 

Richard Sheahan 


Jane Sullivan 

Maple Walk: 

Sandy Urie 70 


Don Snyder 
Wendy Snyder 
Virginia Powel 

Published quarterly by Abbot Acade- 
my, Andover. Entered as Second Class 
Matter at Andover, Mass. 

Volume I Number 3 

June 1970 

abbot FORUM 


ARTS By Virginia Powel 





Along the Maple Walk ... 9 

Mail Bag 15 

Alumnae 18 

Cover — Commencement — 

June 6, 1970 — Cochran Chapel 

Back Cover Photo by Lexi Freeman 70 

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by Virginia Powel 

'The time to build with courage and 
positive faith in the future is always 

The world is in turmoil and we all know 
it, and yet we plan to build an art center. 
Why do we build at all? Is this the appro- 
priate time to build? Are we certain that we 
need to make such a strong statement of our 

We pause to reflect: the time to build with 
courage and positive faith in the future is 
always Now. What better time could there 
be? Scanning history we are overwhelmed by 
passions, actions, aspirations, victories, and 
defeats; but peace at home or abroad is not 
necessarily a reliable indication of progress in 
the Arts. The intricacies of the lives of hu- 
man beings reveal no time that has not been 
fraught with controversy, no time when there 
has been total serenity. It seems that build- 
ings of intrinsic worth rise anyway, and that 
they stand as daring thrusts of hope, as places 
for the pursuit of improvement beyond the 
present and into the future. So, too, must our 
Art Center grow to make more vigorous the 
efforts of Abbot teachers and students who 
wish to practice aesthetic principles together. 

Building for the present and future needs 
of the community is, in fact, an honorable, 
if recently neglected, part of Abbot's histoid 
Let us remember that Abbot was incorporated 
in 1829, the same year as the inauguration 
of President Andrew Jackson, hardly a period 
of national complacency. Madame Abbot 
along with noteworthy scholars and forward 
thinking gentlemen of Andover formed the 
Academy as a Female High School, designed 
to bring higher education to the long de- 
prived women of the time. This was the age 
of thinking which produced Ralph Waldo 
Emerson, Henry David Thoreau. Walt Whit- 
man, and Louisa May Alcott. Learning of 
the day thrived under the demanding stand- 


'The desire for an Arts Center is not 
a new and sudden passion." 

ards of Puritanism and flourished beneath 
the inspiring torchlight of truth attained 
through knowledge. Intellectualism endured 
steadfastly despite the restless background 
scene of the beginnings of industrial revolu- 
tion, the struggle of the ordinary man for 
power in government, and the tragedies of 
the Civil War and the War with Mexico. 

In 1884, Miss Philena McKeen recognized 
the need for Abbot to expand its working 
space; just as, in 1969, Mr. Donald Gordon 
had the vision to confront the present need 
for change and for ample room to house it. 

Largely through the efforts, often heroic, of 
Miss McKeen, Draper Hall was dedicated in 
1890. A true exponent of the gilded age, 
Draper reflected our national dream of the 
time to take American culture from within 
the confining limitations of a new and raw 
country to rival the glories of Europe. Hence, 
Draper Hall had Byzantine Romanesque dec- 
oration rather than American colonial and 
indeed a European flavor throughout. Cul- 
ture was not merely a perusal of the aca- 
demic subjects, even then, so there was spa- 
cious provision for the art studio, the music 
department, and parlors for dramatic readings. 

The Abbot Courant of January, 1891, re- 
counts the opening day of Draper Hall. There 
is description of commodious boarding quar- 
ters, which remain commodious today, of the 
library with busts of Shakespeare and Scott 
for inspiration, of the twelve practice music 
rooms, all with double doors and padded 
walls, and of the large sky-lit studio, where 
Miss Emily Means taught her girls to draw 
and paint copies of Greek and Roman Sculp- 
ture from plaster casts. 

As we experience the past in retrospect and 
turn to face our present situation, Abbot now 
is repeating her own history as an institution 
outgrowing its boundaries. The desire for an 
Art Center is not a new and sudden passion. 
There were already strivings in that direction 
during Mrs. Alexander Crane's leadership in 
the school, but it seemed impossible to tore- 
see, even a few years ago, what would become 
the urgency of today's educational demands 
for more interplay between the disciplines. 

We can foretell to some extent the issues in 
the future which will affect our community 
and the arts. There will be more science, 
more people, more everything perhaps, but 
more everything with more ingenuity re- 
quired to insure the survival of civilization 
and the enrichment of life itself. It will be, 
as always, the role of the school to equip the 
student with the philosophical strength to 
make for herself and for others "the best of 
all possible worlds." 

Today it is the purpose of education in the 
Arts to give each student a chance to become 
aware of her surroundings and the ability to 
relate to them. In the past, exclusive training 
in the Arts was primarily intended for those 
most talented. Now the talented student ar- 
tist is no longer necessarily the person who 
can draw most representationally, who can 
sing with the most dulcet tones, and who has 
the greatest presence on the stage. The effec- 
tive talent of today belongs to the person who 
can design, innovate, empathize, and inter- 
pret. Classes in the arts are now the elective 
and right of all the student body, particularly 
because of the striving intent of art education 
to make each individual more aware, more 
sensitive, and more selective. 


Training in the Arts ideally gives the in- 
dividual practice in and choice of techniques, 
together with the beginnings of analytical 
evaluation of what is being done. There is 
the learning to see problems and to seek so- 
lutions, to look closely rather than to glance 
over, and to recognize one's best capabilities. 
There is no set pattern or traditional ap- 
proach anymore, although every bit of knowl- 
edge gained is, as it always has been, a tre- 
mendous spring board. In this age of op and 
pop super reality, absurdity, and conceptual- 
ism, a student does well to learn her craft 
simply and directly in her classroom and at 
the same time to look outside and see what's 
going on with understanding and curiosity. Of 
course, such broad educational directions do 
not begin to suggest the personal satisfactions 
which students find within an art center — 
namely the great joy of solitary creative ful- 

fillment, the pleasure of working in a group 
and achieving a real sense of unity and re- 
sponsibility towards others, and finally the 
fun of just messing around, puttering with 
many different kinds of things. It is all great 
and exhilarating. 

A second-year student can illustrate a poem 
with collage, a math student can construct 
paper sculptures to follow the principles of 
geometry. A serious senior can make a docu- 
mentary study of her environment in the 
photography lab. History students can use 
cameras to collect visual records as well as to 
create slide tapes. English students can act out 
their literature. 

The Arts offer an opportunity for learning 
by doing and by enjoying, and how much 
more exciting the Arts will be all under one 
roof in a beautiful environment. 


by Georges N. Krivobok, Chairman, 
Modern Language Department 

The following address was presented to Abbot 
Faculty and students during an assembly in 
early May 1970. 

A great nation cannot be truly great if it 
cannot set the moral and orderly example 
that reflects greatness. Perhaps our mission 
is to bring "liberty and democracy" to far- 
flung parts of the world; but can we morally 
justify accomplishing this through wars, 
bombings, defoliation and invasion of neu- 
tral countries, while subtle but self-evident 
repression of organized dissent is practiced at 

Many seem to agree that this mission is not 
a good one and that perhaps being a "great 
nation" at that price is not morally defensi- 
ble. The anti-war movement spurred on by 
the Cambodia crisis and the bloody climax 
of the Kent State confrontation blossomed 
and gained tremendous momentum. The sym- 
bolic strike gesture of the young people in- 
spired millions to make their voices heard in 
protest against unnecessary bloodshed abroad 
and at home. The involvement of academic 
communities was of crucial importance. It 
finally made its impact upon an Administra- 
tion which had not deigned (not just not 
wished to, but not deigned) to listen to the 
voices of dissent, moral and political. Girded 
in the righteousness of the support given by 
the "great silent majority", it thought it 
could by-pass the "vocal minority" and 
heaped contempt on the more intellectual ap- 
proach to what is really a world-wide disease, 
not just a "matter of national security." 

The protest activities of that "strike" week 
at Abbot Academy and at Phillips Academy 
were all, in my opinion, worthwhile and pur- 
poseful: teach-ins, seminars, mail-ins, discus- 
sions of every sort . . . one had only to go up 
to the "communications center" set up at 
Kemper Auditorium and see the boys keep- 
ing the situation newsboard up to date and 
watch the Abbot girls typing bulletins to be 
electrified by a great feeling of purpose, not 
depressed by a rebellious mood. Young peo- 
ple and their academic mentors were con- 
cerned, repelled, yes, angered by events which 
affected their world. 


'. . . Get through to the people who 
can most and best help change the 
conditions that many can no longer 
tolerate . . ." 

Those of us who attended the memorial 
services held in Cochran Chapel for the slain 
Kent State students were deeply moved. Along 
with grief and indignation there was dignity 
and beauty, hope and faith. There was broth- 
erhood and a determination that if we all 
work together, young and old, we can indeed 
change the world so that the sacrifice of in- 
nocent lives is no longer necessary. I only 
wish that we could have found the same 
spontaneity in our hearts again to grieve in 
the same dignified and beautiful way for the 
latest victims at Jackson and Augusta. 

For several, this was the time when the 
need to express protest and utter disgust was 
satisfied only by making the symbolic gesture 
of absolute personal involvement — "strik- 
ing" their classes. I can understand their feel- 
ing; they were striking against the "business- 
as-usual" attitude of many people, for this 
attitude symbolized for them total indiffer- 
ence to the unnecessary dying of their fellow- 
man on the battlefields, both far away and 
here. The time seemed to be ready and the 
result was powerful. A purposeful and mo- 
mentous gesture was made and it shook the 
nation. Next came the hour when that sym- 
bolic and purposeful gesture had to be trans- 
lated, however, into purposeful action to get 
through to the people who can most and best 
help change the conditions that many can no 
longer tolerate. I am referring to the Repre- 
sentatives of "the American people in Con- 
gress assembled". 

We must not delude ourselves into think- 
ing that we, the dissenters, are the "chosen 
ones", the only ones who grieve for the dying 
and want the war stopped, who have strong 
feelings about an unjust society in which 
civil rights are just words on paper. There 
are others and they are of three kinds: 1) 

the "great silent majority", 2) the men and 
women of Congress whom I mentioned above, 
3) the radical student militants. All care and 
most in the last two categories have been 
working very hard for a long time to change 
policies they disagree with. 

But how? In my personal opinion, the radi- 
cals cannot truly serve peace and stop the 
killing of people since they themselves advo- 
cate violence as a means to an end which pur- 
ports to be stopping violent war. 

First we can, and the young people can, 
help stop the war and rebuild society by using 
the only sane alternative: by changing our 
government through elections, by giving the 
vote to the young people, by means of pub- 
lic opinion, by specific, clearly stated, and 
loud dissent. Therefore, the massive write-in 
campaigns to our Congressmen and Senators 
that are being organized are useful and valid, 
and I believe the most effective and construc- 
tive means we have at our disposal at this 

Second, we have to take a step back and 
look at the issues in perspective. The impact 
of these momentous two weeks is clearly visi- 
ble already as thousands of letters, cards and 
telegrams are pressing in on the Government 
expressing dissent and protest, some of them 
from people who had remained silent on is- 
sues before. 

Part and parcel of this stepping back is to 
call off any more striking. While sincere, in- 
dividual strike gestures are now ineffectual 
and detrimental to the involved individuals 
themselves. We should try to remember that 
we are not politicians, but people, that rhet- 
oric and dialectics are nothing without com- 
passion and tolerance, and that often toler- 
ance, if not compassion, means enlighten- 
ment and. therefore, education. 


'Most of us are quite 
willing to listen . . 

So the great task of education remains be- 
lore us, young and old. Teachers like myself 
and other grown-ups are learning much from 
our students and children in these eventful 
days. Most of us are quite willing to listen 
and learn and work with young people to 
change a world and a society which are not 
superfluous but seem to many to be "obso- 
lete" and must, therefore, be reformed. But 
we in turn have a great deal that young peo- 
ple can learn from us and we must all share 
this. In order to grasp the facts and to ma- 
ture the mind, the young would perhaps be 
better advised to have the patience to wade 
through many academic areas which often 
seem irrelevant to the immediate challengers. 
The task ahead is enormous; one must be not 
just well, but excellently, prepared. Good 
will, impatience with injustice, and ebul- 
lience are not sufficient. All effective reform- 
ers and revolutionaries have, sometimes 
grudgingly, accepted this. Some of the people 
who most greatly influenced their world and 
ours were all thoroughly (and in their young 
years quite conventionally — more so than 
our present young generation) educated. 

I can think of iMartin Luther, Gandhi, 
Martin Luther King, Lenin, and Fidel Castro 
as immediate, though quite paradoxical, ex- 
amples. We as adults and teachers cannot 
claim the future as our sole responsibility; we 
entrust it of necessity into the eager hands 
of the young, but we have the ability, desire 
and, indeed, the duty to help guide them 
through some of its complex meanderings. 
We have the faith that the young, if they 
accept counsel, are able and willing to re- 
shape this world and this society not into a 
Utopia, but into something much more beau- 
tiful because it will not be rhetorical but 
human and alive, imperfect perhaps but real. 



by Sandy Urie 70 

A show of paintings, drawings, fashion de- 
signs and poems by the Boston designer 
MELANIE CRAMER was on display at the 
John Esther Gallery during April. Miss Cra- 
mer is at present living in Cambridge and 
associated with the Boston Museum School 
and the Dizlo Studio in Boston. She is a fash- 
ion designer for Apogee, a Boston Boutique. 

An exhibition of 25 photographs by W. Eu- 
gene Smith, a well known photojournalist, 
was on view in the Draper Hall arcade dur- 
ing the month of April. The photos were tak- 
en between 1944 and 1962 and represent the 
personal vision Mr. Smith has brought to the 
tradition of photojournalism. 

Mr. Smith in describing his photographs, 
says, "My photographs at best hold only a 
small strength, but through them I would 
suggest and criticize and illuminate and try 
to give compassionate understanding. And 
through the passion given into my photo- 
graphs (no matter how quiet!) I would call 
out for a spiritualization that would create 
strength and healing and purpose, as teacher 
and surgeon and entertainer, and would give 
comment upon man's place and preservation 
within this new age — a terrible and exciting 

Laureate, the Senior singing group, under 
the direction of GAY ARMSDEN, performed 
at the April concert in the Kurth Auditorium 
of Lawrence General Hospital for the pleas- 
ure of the patients, their guests, and the hos- 
pital personnel. The members of the singing 
group include DEBBIE PRUDDEN, DEE- 

Pianist ROWLAND STURGES, head of 
the music department, was joined by flutist 
Sybille Miller in an informal concert in Davis 
Hall on April 10th. Faculty, students, and 
guests from the town of Andover listened to 
the performance of music by Hindemith, De- 
bussy and Poulenc. 

A conference on religion, revolution and 
dissent was held at the Dana Hall school in 
Wellesley on April 18. The girls representing 
Abbot at this conference were DEBBIE 
ference was open to faculty and students 
from other independent schools in the area. 



A six pound baby boy, Joshua, was born 
to the Bensleys on April 19, the same day 
as the mother's birthday. The mother AUD- 
REY BENSLEY, is the ceramics' teacher at 
Abbot. Gordon Bensley is a member of the 
faculty at Phillips Academy. Several other 
members of the Abbot faculty are expecting 
babies before school opens in the fall. 

The Phillips Exeter Glee Club and the Ab- 
bot Fidelio Society gave a joint concert in 
Davis Hall on April 18th. Highlights of the 
program were music from the Symphony 
from "The Fairy Queen" by Purcell, Mo- 
zart's "Divertimento in E Flat for Woodwind 
Octet" and "The Trysting Place" by Brahms. 
The Phillips Exeter Orchestra accompanied 
the two school glee clubs as well as per- 
formed in the concert. SUZY ROWEN is the 
president of Fidelio and CARLA JOHN- 
SON is the librarian. 

The Student Union center for Abbot and 
Phillips officially opened on April 19th. It 
is located on the ground floor of the Cochran 
Chapel on the Phillips campus. ALISON 
GALUSHA organized the grand opening pic- 
nic for the students of both schools. Since its 
highly successful opening, students from both 
schools have been enjoying the facilities of 
the Student Union. The students responsi- 
ble for bringing to fruition this long needed 
center for relaxation deserve a srreat deal of 
priase — they did it all on their own. 

Abbot was invited to participate in the 
Phillips Academy alumni council meeting 
which was devoted to the discussion of coor- 
dination and coeducation. Abbot sent stu- 
dents and faculty members to the various 
meetings and discussion groups. Committees 
were appointed to investigate and make con- 
crete recommendations concerning coordina- 
tion between the two schools. 

On May 1 and 2, a play within a play, en- 
titled "Three Actors and Their Drama" was 
performed by student actors from Abbot and 
Phillips. BETH ANDREWS played the only 
female role. ABDY ANDERSEN was the di- 
rector of this play written by Michel de Ghel- 

"Chamber Music", a play about an insane 
asylum written by Arthur Kopit, was pre- 
sented by the Junior Class under the direc- 
tion of BRENDA FRIEND, a member of the 
class. Members of the cast included: BRETT 
were two performances, the evenings of May 
13th and 14th. 

For the first time Abbot girls were allowed 
to participate this spring in selected joint 
activities with Phillips Academy as an alter- 
native to the regular Abbot sports program. 
Among these activities are included: sailing, 
outdoor photography, landscape drawing, bus 
building, conservation and the South End 
Project. The latter is an undertaking where- 
by slum dwellings destined to be torn down 
for Urban Renewal are bought for $1 from 
the city of Boston and renovated complete- 
ly by volunteer workers. 

"Wild, Wild West" was the theme. The 
event was the annual Abbot Bazaar, benefit- 
ing the Abbot scholarship fund, as has been 
the tradition in the past. The spirit of the old 
West was brought back by many different 
booths and events. The Bazaar ended with 
the traditional exciting auction, featuring 
RICHARD SHEAHAN, director of develop- 
ment, as the auctioneer spurring the buyers 
on to higher bids. DORRIE STREET, chair- 
man, headed an enthusiastic and hard work- 
ing Senior-mid class in the organization of 
the bazaar which successfully transformed 
the Abbot circle into an exciting scene from 
days gone by. 

During the Spring term the Abbot varsity 
teams participated in sports with other schools 
in the area. The softball team beat Andover 
High School 13 to 10 in its first game with 
them and in the second game of the season 
the softball team beat Pingree, 28 to 4. In 
their last game the team beat Pike school, 31 
to 5 completing an undefeated season. The 
tennis team lost to Pingree with a score of 
4 to 1 and beat Andover High, 3 to 2. The 
varsity lacrosse team played one game against 
Pike and lost 3 to 2. 


The Broadway musical, Carnival, was pre- 
sented in George Washington Hall at Phillips 
on May 13th, 15th & 16th. With only 5 weeks 
rehearsal time the cast comprised of students 
from Abbot, Phillips, and Andover High 
School successfully entertained a paying au- 
dience of over 2,000 with a most professional 
production. SUZY ROWEN, CATHY GIL- 
MAN and TARA SARTORIUS played the 
female leads. The dancers included NANCY 
HO and BONNIE LEVINE. Playing in the 
orchestra were NINA DORSEY and ELISE 
STRAUS. The musical was under the direc- 
tion of William Schneider, head of the 
Phillips music department. 

An art exhibit of work done by the students 
in seventeen New England Prep Schools was 
held at The Brooks School in North Andover. 
It consisted of almost 200 works of painting, 
sculpture, graphics and photography. This 
exhibit is held annually and is sponsored by 
Mr. Ralph Bradley, Boston philanthropist 
and art patron. JANET COHEN was one 
of the second prize winners in the category 
of non-objective design and sculpture. Her 
piece of sculpture was titled "Wooden Shoes". 

On May 25th and 26th "The Lesson" by 
Eugene Ianesco was put on in Davis Hall. 
Under the direction of ADELLE NICHOL- 
SON the cast which included TODDY 
stage crew did an excellent job. The play 
is a very difficult one and all who had a hand 
in its production should be commended. 

On Saturday, June 6th, Abbot held its 
commencement exercises in the Cochran 
Chapel at Phillips Academy. Douglas Hamil- 
ton Heath, professor of psychology at Haver- 
ford college, delivered the Commencement 
address. Dr. Heath graduated summa cum 
laude from Amherst College in 1949 and 
received his MA and PhD from Harvard 
University. He is the author of a book en- 
titled "Explorations of Maturity", and has 
been on the faculties of Harvard and the 
University of Michigan. 

JUNE 1970 

Isabel Hancock Special Award for Contribu- 
tion to the School — Carla Johnson 

Priscilla Bradley Award for Excellence in 
Art — Maura Markley 

Ida Beatrice Farnsworth Art Award — Janet 

Betsy Waskowitz Rider Award for Further 
Study in Art — Susan Johnston and Andra 

Class of 1955 Sportsmanship Award in Ath- 
letics — Virginia Knapp 

Emily Hale Drama Prize — Abdy Anderson, 

Abigail Hale, Elisabeth Huhn 
Dawes History Prize — Priscilla Mendenhall 
Phillips Award for Improvement in Latin — 

Leslie Breed 
Isabel Hancock Mathematics Award — 

Theresa Hinkle 

Kate Friskin Music Award — Gay Armsden 

Departmental Awards in Music — Suzanne 
Rowen and Elise Straus 





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Boston University 

Connecticut College 




Franklin and Marshall 

George Washington 







Lake Forest 




Mount Holyoke 

New College 
Pasadena City 

Sarah Bowen 

Susana Gun 
Jane Jouett 
Sandra Perkin 
Anne Smith 

Susan Hoy 
Gretchen Smith 

Diane Anton 
Elisabeth Huhn 

Maura Markley 
Anne Crowley 
Leslie Breed 
Marian Boynton 
Deborah Naman 
Adelle Nicholson 
Durrie Watson 
Pamela Mallen 
Stephanie Dantos 
Priscilla Sandford 

Angelica Behrends 
Amadea Kramer 
Cynthia Niziak 
Lisa Sweitzer 
Anne Taylor 
Kristin Whyte 
Hollis Bennett 
Dorcas Chisholm 
Sandra Lindgrove 
Pauline Cerf 
Jennette Williams 
Nancy Grassi 
Lisa Doyle 
Christina Steele 
Deborah Bernton 
Josephine Swift 
Janet Cohen 
Susan Stein 
Gay Armsden 

Pine Manor 




Sarah Lawrence 







U. S. International 

University of New Hampshire 

University of Pennsylvania 

University of Rochester 
University of Vermont 
University of Wisconsin 

Washington University 



Academic Year Abroad 

Adrienne Snelling 
Susan Cleveland 
Lynne D'Arcy 
Margaret Cheney 
Tamara Elliott 
Sondra Johnson 
Priscilla Mendenhall 
Andrea Ruff 
Marsha Lawton 
Elisabeth Andrews 
Andra Rudolph 
Debra Davison 
Melanie Rosen 

Susan Johnston 
Gay Luster 
Deborah Prudden 
Suzanne Rowen 
Tobi Solomon 

Elizabeth Gaines 
Anne Gares 
Sandra Urie 
Megan Brook 
Catherine Stone 
Carla Johnson 
Deborah Collins 
Amy Baldwin 
Katherine Durham 

Theresa Hinkle 
Sylvia Joseph 

Elise Straus 

Abigail Hale 

Virginia Knapp 

Lisa Contarino 
Julia Hogan 
Pamela Huttenberg 

Antonina Salam 

Linda Moore 

Francine Amore 

Karen Giesemann 

CUM LAUDE . . . 

Megan Brook 
'Margaret Cheney 
Susan Cleveland 
Janet Cohen 
Lynne D'Arcy 
Tamara Elliott 

Elizabeth Gaines 
Carla Johnson 
Sondra Johnson 
Priscilla Mendenhall 
Andrea Ruff 
Catherine Stone 

Alumnae Daughter 



June 21, 1970 

Dear Alumnae, 

I wish to reply to a letter printed in the 
last issue of the Abbot Forum which stated 
that unless Abbot returns to the traditional 
methods of education she should not expect 
support from her alumnae. 

My opinion is exactly the opposite. As I 
see Abbot meeting the challenge of time bv 
intelligent experimentation and change, 1 
become proud to continue to support her. 
Too many of our educational institutions 
react to the changing social demands with 
suspicion and hostility. They, who should be 
leaders, withdraw and try to ignore the 
problems around them. In doing so they 
relinquish their claim to excellence. Yet they 
cannot abdicate their responsibility to the 
many people who established and supported 
them, expecting them to be instruments of 
intelligent, progressive social change. 

I am glad to see that Abbot faces such 

problems as drugs, racial discrimination and 
the divisive war in southeast Asia. I am con- 
fident that she will remain a superior institu- 
tion of learning as long as she fearlesslv 
searches for truth, no matter how contro- 
versial the issues. 

Tiffin, Christmas services. Griffins and Gar- 
goyles: all are charming traditions which 
highlight our memories. They are not the 
substance of greatness. I was graduated from 
a college which had charming traditions and 
hicfh academic standards. It lacked, however. 
Abbot's dynamic, progressive administration 
and faculty and thus lacked also Abbot's 
stimulating intellectual atmosphere. 

Let us, Alumnae, encourage and support 
Abbot's vigorous pursuit of truth. It is onh 
through integrity and flexibility that she 
will maintain herself as a great educational 


Frederica Mullet Aalto t>2 


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ABBOT ACADEMY andover, Massachusetts oisio 

June 24, 1970 


Generol Chairman 



Alumnae Committee 




Vice Chairman 

President, Alumnae Association 

Abbot Community Committee 


Foculty Committee 


Vice Chairman 

Foundation Committee 




Vice Chairman 

Parents Committee 




Vice Chairman 

Trustee Committee 

Trustee Advisors 





Mr. Philip K. Allen 
President, Board of Trustees 
Abbot Academy 
Andover, Massachusetts 01810 

Dear Phil: 

I am pleased to report that as of today gifts and 
pledges to the New Abbot Fund exceed one-half million 
dollars. Inasmuch as this capital gifts appeal is 
only in its fourth month, the results are particularly 
encouraging . 

A breakdown of the gifts follows: 
Source Gifts 












Faculty and Staff 


Abbot Community 


Student Art Sale 

Miscellaneous Income 












I am greatly appreciative of the generosity of those 
who have already made their gifts and those who have 
given so freely of their time as chairmen and workers 
for the Fund. 

As you can see from the above , we have a long way to 
go to reach our objective, and at the same time I am 
proud to report that we are well on the way. 

Sincerely , 

Guerin Todd 
General Chairman 








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)1 r\ RUTH NEWCOMB was the only representa- 
J (J five of the class on Alumnae Day. 

EDITH SECCOMB YOUNG and her husband 
have been married for 56 years. 

)1 r Reunion Chairman: MARION BROOKS, 134 
±J) Charles St., Boston, Mass. 02114 

The Leach sisters were the only members of 
the class who attended the 55th reunion. STRING 
BROOKS is on a 9-week tour of Europe. PHYLLIS 
BROOKS STEVENS had just returned from Florida 
and DORIS KISHLAR CROUCH was on a Mediter- 
ranean cruise. 

A quote from a letter of CATHERINE LEACH 
about Alumnae Day — "Descending a Draper Hall 
stairway to lunch, I was passed by one student who 
asked me impulsively, 'Are you enjoying your re- 
union?' 'Yes', I said, 'Wait until you have your 
fifty-fifth'. She was mounting the stairs two at a 
time, now she bounced past me, astonishment in her 
face (one should live so long!) 'Wow!' she called 

News notes from STRING BROOKS — MILDRED 
ACKERLY BROWNING has a granddaughter, Sally, 
who is a senior-mid at Abbot. MURIEL BAKER 
WOOD's oldest grandson is a freshman at Boston 
husband spent a month in the South and plan to 
spend July in Nova Scotia. HARRIET SHAW REDER 
is recovering from a hip operation. 


Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Warren Mansur 
(EDNA DIXON) 61 Clark Road, Lowell, 
Mass. 01852 
Dear Classmates: 

Fifteen of our class returned for our 50th reunion. 
lovely home for cocktails on Friday evening. 

At the Alumnae meeting we were greeted by the 
Seniors, singing to us on our 50th. 

LOUISE ROBINSON organized a class fund ten 
years ago to raise a sum of money for a class gift 
to Abbot on our 50th. Louise, who passed away last 
year had been looking forward to being with us. 
KATHERINE KINNEY HECOX continued Louise's 
high ambitions and succeeded — she presented our 
class gift of $1,301 to Mr. Allen, president of the 
Board of Trustees in memory of Louise. It was voted 
at our class meeting to use this gift for the depart- 
ment of Art in the new Fine Arts Center. 

Mr. Allen explained the need of a new building 
and the funds needed for this undertaking. Pictures 
of the new building were shown on the screen and 
explained by the architect. 

Mr. Donald Gordon, our principal, gave a most 
interesting speech, at times serious, but ended with 
a very optimistic view. 

News from those who could not attend — ELIZA- 
BETH STEWART PIETERS has three sons and nine 
grandchildren. FLORENCE MATILE BISHOP has two 
sons and two grandchildren — she will be in Spain 


1910 and 1915 

Ruth Newcomb, 1910, Elizabeth Leach, 
Catherine Leach, 1915. 

1915, and 


Back row — Hope Allen Brown, Leonore Wicker- 
sham Mills, Doris McClintock Taylor, Alson Taylor, 
Donald Gordon, Principal, and Irene Franklin 

Front row — Helen Walker Parsons, Lillian Grum- 
man, Katherine Hamblet, Edna Dixon Mansur, 
Margaret Ackroyd Hunt, Bertha Worman Smith, 
Margaret Worman Thompson, Katherine Kinney 
Hecox and Hilda Heath Safford. 

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1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926 

Miriam Sweeney McArdle, 1923, Jane Ruth Hovey, 
1 926, Dorothy Converse, 1 924, and Eunice Hunts- 
man, 1925, and Manon Wood Hale. 

for a month. LUCY PRATT RUTHERFORD has two 
children and five grandchildren and HELEN POLK 
BARKER has two children also. HELEN THIEL GRA- 
VENGAARD had hoped to be with us but could not 
come due to other reunions and anniversaries. CON- 
STANCE LING is at a day school that has 200 
children from all over the country. LUCY FORD 
McCORKINDALE also has two sons and two grand- 
children. BETTY BABB BEVERIDGE says that Abbot 
sounds very exciting under its new headmaster. 

Our thanks to KATHERINE HAMBLET — our re- 
union was beyond expectations. Thanks to all — it 
was great and the girls were wonderful. We left 
Abbot with memories we will always cherish. 

Your reunion chairman, 
"Big Dixie" 

)r )Q News Secretaries: Mrs. Harold F. Howe 
Zs (BARBARA FOLK), 7811 Portosueno Ave., 
Palma Sola Park, Bradenton, Fla. and GRACE 
STEPHENS, 100 Egypt Lane, East Hampton, L.I., 

->0/*) Reunion Chairman: Mrs. George A. Jenkins 
JU (JANICE LOVELL) P.O. Box 282, Bristol, R.I. 
Nine of us had a marvelous time being trans- 
ported back 40! years for a few happy hours. So 
much talk — happy and sad — missing everyone 
not with us. Twenty-four sent news and we do ap- 
preciate it. 

BETTY QUINBY PARMELEE thought we were more 
attractive than 40 years ago and after looking at 
the year book pictures believe she is right. Will this 
prove the same when we see results of the class 

tive person, building a new summer home at Rock- 
port, Mass. and visiting twice a year in California 
with their daughter who is an architect there. 

DORIS STURTEVANT BACON has a daughter 21 
and a son 16. She is a medical secretary at the 
Robert Brigham Hospital in Boston. 

Although H. RIPLEY could only stay for lunch 
with us, we did hear some about her most exciting 
work in Washington. Always knew we would be 
proud of this girl. 

Our dear President, KATHIE FELLOWS LEISER- 
SON, deserved the prize for coming the longest dis- 
tance — from Sarasota, Fla. — but all we could give 
her was the assurance of how much it meant to all 
of us to see her radiant self again! 

We were delighted that FRANCES SULLIVAN 
SULLIVAN was able to be with us for the meeting 
and lunch. She expected to be in Ireland and had 
sent the following run-down on her young ones: 

Nancy — Abbot '63 — Radcliffe, cum laude, '67 is 
working at Harvard University Press. 

Rosemary — Abbot '65 — Wellesley '69 with hon- 
ors, is working for a master's in Antique Restoration 
at the New York State Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. 

Linda — Abbot '67 — is a junior at Connecticut 
College. She received $1,000 government language 
grant for study at Middlebury last summer and is 
planning to go to Taiwan for a semester next sum- 
mer — her major is oriental studies and Chinese. 

James, Jr. — Governor Dummer Academy '69 is a 
freshman at Trinity College in Hartford. 

BETTY STOUT VOLZ had hoped to be with us 
but had to be at home to prepare her daughter, 17, 


for a summer trip to Europe. She also has two boys, 
Alex, 24, and Harry, 22, both in Louisville at this 
time. Her letter is most reminiscent of happy days in- 
cluding all of Abbot lined up in front of the gate to 
salute President Calvin Coolidge as he rode up the 
hill to celebrate something at Andover. "Do you re- 
member he never gave us a glance but Mrs. Cool- 
idge nearly lost her silver fox waving? Memories 
flood over me — too many to write." Some clip- 
pings and programs of our commencement and really 
jazzy snapshots from Intervale are much appreci- 
ated and will be returned promptly. Many thanks! 

NINI OWSLEY WARWICK will be spending the 
month of May in England but sent best wishes to all. 

ALICE HOYT WOOD seldom returns to New Eng- 
land now with her children married and living in 
Colorado and Texas. 

MARIANNA SMITH HILE sends her most cheery 
greetings. May 9th is her birthday so plans to visit 
her two daughters and two grandchildren for that 
happy occasion plus Mother's day on the 1 Oth. Her 
youngest daughter is also graduating from Nursing 
School at that time. KATHIE FELLOWS LEISERSON 
is now a neighbor in Sarasota. Her activities include 
helping out with the Migrant Children, beach and 
swimming, bike riding (to help sagging abdomen 
muscles — can that be possible! — ), church work 
and gardening. Also joined the Audubon Society — 
is well, happy and busy. 

KAY FOSTER BLADWORTH — could you believe a 
most charming grandmother? — Brought a huge bag 
full of scrapbooks, year books and what not that 
added so much to the fun. 

RUTH BAKER JOHNSON drove up from the Cape 
where she had intended to retire after many success- 
ful years of running her own kindergarten in Win- 
throp, Mass. but is now involved full time in the 
same work at the Cape. Her two older children are 
settled in the West and her youngest son has just 
returned from Vietnam. She cares for her mother 
and expects the three grandchildren during the sum- 

With no one to contradict, I'll say I'm the same 
quiet girl (?) . Am proud of two sons and two daugh- 
ters plus eleven super grandchildren from 1 3 to 1 
year. Makes for lively holidays! We hope to retire 
in '72 to Pennsylvania where we lived several years 
and most of the family are settled. 

The big disappointment was that CHRISTINE 
HOLLANDS STRUCK and her husband, who were to 
spend the week-end with the Jenkins in Bristol, R.I., 
were unable to come. She sent her love to all and we 
in turn missed her very much. 

DONNA BRACE OGILVIE went to Florida just at 
the wrong time (for us). She and BETTY SOUTH- 
WORTH SUTTON had expected to be on hand. We 
all voted that they would make a fine team as co- 
chairmen of the 45th — how about it girls????? 

Two others unable to come at the last minute 
side kick KAY DUTTON LEIDY. Our thoughts go to 
Kay as she writes her son is leaving for Vietnam at 
reunion time. 

Also missing were BARBARA LORD MATHIAS 
and Jim. They usually make it for Abbot reunions 

FLORENCE GARDNER BALIUS received her reun- 
ion information in California in the midst of a trip 
around the world on their favorite transportation, 
freighters. While in Singapore Vice-President Agnew 
was entertained at the Embassy and all Americans 
there were invited. The part she liked best was the 
American flag flying in oil its glory shared by no 


Helen Ripley, Doris Sturtevant Bacon, Barbara Lam- 
son Cummings, Frances Sullivan Sullivan, Kathie 
Fellows Leiserson, Janice Lovell Jenkins, Katharine 
Foster Bladworth, Betty Quinby Parmelee, Ruth 
Baker Johnson. 


Claire Oppenheim Marum, Frances McTernen Coan, 
Prescott Coan, Doris Anderson Clark, Eleanor 
Johnson Du Toit, William Elmer and Cathleen 
Burns Elmer. 


Back row — Clifford England, Phyllis Crocker Eng- 
land, Patricia Elliot Ettele and Philip Ettele. 

Front row — Carolyn Bittner Duane, Mary Howard 
Nutting, Barbara Brown McKallagat, Dorothy 
Garry Warlick and Ratchel Whitney Davis 



Mary Bixby Lamb, Deborah Redfield Smith, Caroline 
Kimberly Loring, Miss Goodwin, Abbot Faculty, 
and Nancy Jeffers Whittemore, 1949. 

1953 and 1955 

Patricia Fryling Petit, Jolyne Fournier Boyle, Joseph 
Boyle, Miss Hearsey, Past Principal, Margaret 
Holbrook Birch, Richard Birch, Cornelia Weldon 
LeMaitre, 1953, and Mary Scandura McCloskey, 

other flag. In California she visited her daughter and 
brand new grandson. 

Check the March Forum for the news sent in 
early. Did enjoy hearing from so many. 

Janice Lovell Jenkins 



Alice Anthony Poinier, Cynthia Smith Holcomb, John 
Solin, Susan Brennan, Margaret Elsemore Sipple, 
Peter Sipple and Mary-Candace Smith. 

MARY HENDERSON LEE writes, "Our older 
daughter is working in New York City Wel- 
fare Department. Younger daughter has two 
little boys, and is living in Ipswich, Mass. Older son 
graduated from UNC in June, and younger son is at 
Goddard College. I am still teaching Latin." 

band are on a trip overseas for four months, with 
brief visits to Athens and Cairo. They will spend a 
month on an African safari, and will go to India and 
work in the mission hospital founded by Fran's aunt 
and the place where Fran was born. 

JO "\ HELEN ALLEN HENRY writes, "7th grand- 
^Jj/j child arrived in January to our son Dick and 
his wife who were just back from two years 
in Tunisia in the Peace Corps. They are now outside 
of Philadelphia where Dick is with an architectural 
firm. Son Bill and family are living in Iran." 

JO C Reunion Chairman and News Secretary: Mrs. 
J J William B. Elmer (CATHLEEN BURNS) 113 
Pinckney St., Boston, Mass. 02114 

Though small in numbers, it was our best reun- 
ion yet in the humble view of your correspondent. 
For a vicarious sample of what you missed by stay- 
ing away from our 35th, see page 21. We gathered 
for mid-morning coffee and mini-doughnuts at Mor- 
ton House, then on to the Alumnae Association 
meeting at Davis Hall, where we were treated by 
Principal Gordon to the most sensible and percep- 
tive observations we've heard yet on the subject of 
what has been euphemistically referred to as "stu- 
dent unrest." Phil Allen, speaking for the trustees, 
obliged with some cogent facts and figures on the 
financial crisis of the independent secondary school 
and the need for the really first-rate operations like 
Abbot to push-up or perish. Both made us feel like 
rushing into the breach with checkbook brandished 
(those of us, that is, whose bank statements still 
showed a balance as of May 1 ) . An opulent buffet 
followed in Bailey dining-room, after which we all 
weighed in at five pounds heavier for our reunion 
picture Iq.v. I . The bazaar, (highlights of which were 
a non-stop, two-hour auction; a bona fide Indian 
tepee smack-dab in the middle of Abbot circle, and 
the customary drum-thumping, bagpipe-skirling Scot- 
tish band) was diverse, delightful, brilliant — and 
noisy. We rounded out the day with good talk and 
hilarious reminiscence over cocktails at the Marums' 
and dinner at the Andover Inn. Your ears must have 
been burning because we hauled out Claire's '35 
classbook and remembered you — and missed you — 
one and all. Two historical footnotes: All the gals 
showed up sporting variations of the red-white-blue 
fashion syndrome, which must prove that we are ( 1 ) 
even more empathic than we have always supposed, 
or (2) conformist or (3) patriotic — or maybe a por- 
tion of all three. We also elected new officers: ELLIE 
is reunion chairman of our 40th (??:!), DOSS our class 
fund secretary for the next five years, and yours 
truly news secretary for the same interval. I fully 
expect to be buried in newsy Xmas cards and interim 
vital statistics and will settle for no less, y'all hear? 

A few flashes that didn't quite make the March 

twenty- two 

DORIS ANDERSON CLARK is still Guidance Di- 
rector of Carlisle Public Schools. Both boys graduate 
from college this year (Williams and Wooster) . Ca- 
rolyn is a junior at Northfield. 

FRANCES McTERNEN COAN'S big boy Jeffrey 
studied at Franklin Pierce College (Rindge, N.H.) 
and "little" Hilary, whom some of us will remember 
from an earlier reunion wingding at Ellie DuToit's 
old house in Andover, is now an undergrad at 
Wells College. 

only because of a prior family commitment — a visit 
in California with the Frasers' two daughters and a 
grandson. Despite "one squarely married daughter," 
(mother of that grandson, we presume), the Frasers 
are quite definitely with it: two teenage boys, a 
daughter in the revolutionary movement (which move- 
ment not specified), and a son "who emigrated to 
Denmark in opposition to the draft." 

SHIRLEY SMITH KING keeps busy at the Way- 
zata (Minnesota) Community Church, where Harold 
is the senior minister. Tod, a lieutenant in the Navy, 
returns from Saigon in June. Avis, married a year 
ago to Charles W. Buchholz, has just presented the 
Kings with a granddaughter. Jonathan graduates 
from the U. of Minnesota in June; after that, the 
draft. Lydia is in 8th grade and will be coming to 
Mass. in July with Shirt and Harold to see Abbot. 
Shirt says that there are two Abbot girls in Wayzata 
and that one of them lives next door! 

CECILE VAN PEURSEM LANE couldn't make it 
this time. She plays the piano for the Ridgewood 
(N.J.) Gilbert & Sullivan Co. and they are booked 
through May. She is also somewhat tied down 
caring for her mother, who suffered a stroke several 
years ago. Cile has three bachelor sons — ages 26, 
24, and 20. (Hello, out there, all you Abbot bache- 
lor daughters.) Dave, the oldest, is at Columbia 
getting his master's in library science. Dick just 
took off for Thailand as a medic for our side. Bob, 
a second-year student at Mitchell Jr. College in 
New London, Conn., is an artist and rides a motor- 
cycle. "Need I say more," sighs Cile. 

Love to all, Kate 

J / husband are spending a month in Europe. 

J'//'} BETTY HARDY VERDERY'S daughter grad- 

1^, uated from Reed College in May. She is a 

Woodrow Wilson Fellow and has a National 

Science Foundation grant for 2 years of graduate 

study in anthropology. 



Her eldest boy, 11, is at boarding school in 
Surrey, middle boy playing English football, and 
youngest, 5, discovering reading. 

ert Wallace, Feb. 3, 1970. Her daughter, Susan, is 

News Secretary: Mrs. David M. Lamb (MARY 

BIXBY), Sweet Hills Road, RFD 3, Box 172, 


Plaistow, N.H. 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. E. Hartley Smith (DEB- 
BIE REDFIELDI, 7 Redstone Lane, Marblehead, Mass. 

GLORIA YOFFA PORTNOY'S husband is Chief of 
Urology at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford. Their 
son, John, is a sophomore at Deerfield 


Back row — Donald Gordon, Principal, Robin' 
Gamble, Anne McDermott, Deryl Fleming, Karen 
Swenson, Joan Brazer, Anne Rahilly and Ellen 

Front row — James Hackett, Rebecca Reynolds Hac- 
kett, Melanie Fales, Martha Babson, Martha 
Spaulding, Claudia Hall, Gail Goldstein and Jo- 
anne Hyde Innes. 

LIBBY MOSS SCHMIDT was unable to attend re- 
union, because her children are all pre-schoolers. 

CINDY ATWOOD COUCH is glad to be back in 
New England permanently. During the last 15 years 
they moved several times from the midwest to Ger- 
many. Bud is assistant sales manager for the Tor- 
rington Co. They have 2 children, Bill, 12, and 
Sarah, 7. 

JANE GAFFILL TOWNER'S son, Bruce, is 15, Kay 
is 13, Robin, 12, and Jennifer, 6. 

_y / first child, a son, on March 13th. 

-*C C News Secretary: Mrs. John A. C. King, 3rd 
J J (DOROTHY FLEMING), 4 Rolling Hill Drive, 
Morristown, N.J. 07960 

STARR BEST HOPE had her fourth child and 
third daughter, Charity Blanchard, Feb. 15th. Her 
husband has recently begun the private practice of 
pediatrics and general practice in rural New Hamp- 

LEE SAWYER KLAESON adopted Mary Pepperrell 
last November. She is just a year younger than Ford. 
Lee writes, "We are thrilled and I'm busy." 

JC f News Secretary: Mrs. Alden Taylor Bryan 
JO (PHOEBE ESTES), 280 North Williston Road. 

Williston, Vt. 05495 

BETSY PARKER POWELL'S husband is director of 
research and development, construction products di- 
vision of W. R. Grace Co. in Cambridge. 

News Secretary: Mrs. John E. Moughty, Jr. 
(LYNNE MCLAUGHLIN), Cedar Lane, Ridge- 
field, Conn. 06877 

News Secretary: Mrs. James N. DuPuy (SAN- 
DRA CASTLE) 905 Forest Avenue, Evonston, 

III. 60202 


SUE WHOLEY FIELD had a second child and 
first daughter, Hilary. Lincoln is 2': years 
WINKIE WARD KEITH writes, "Lost August and 


September, my husband and I were on a three-week 
safari in Madagascar. We camped in tents in a rain 
forest and then on a desert. My husband was looking 
mainly for rare birds. Then we went to South Africa 
as delegates to the Pan African Orthnological Con- 
ference. In April we went on a birding trip to Costa 

ANN SAVAGE VAN EYCK'S husband is a lawyer 
with Western Union International. She has one son, 

)£r\ News Secretary: 

Mrs. Brady D. Holcomb 
1 16 Briar Road, Oak 
Ridge, Tenn. 37830 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Peter W. Sipple (MAR- 
GARET ELSEMORE), 10 Weston Terrace, Wellesley, 
Mass. 02181 

Well, here it is — the Class of 1960 Reunion by 
Mail! Compiled by MAGGIE ELSEMORE SIPPLE. The 
following changes can be made on your address 
lists: CORNELIA AUXIER STARZ (Mrs. William J.), 
2019 Cordova Ave., Vero Beach, Flo. 32960; AMEL- 
IA COMAS O'BRIEN (Mrs. Robert A.), 41 Short- 
wood Road, Kingston 8, Jamaica; ALEXANDRA 
CRANE FRISHMAN (Mrs. Steven E.), Box 844, Port 
Arkansas, Texas 78373; SARA JASPER COOK (Mrs. 
Frederic W. ) , 8 Summit Place, Croton-on-Hudson, 
N.Y. 10520; ANNE KALES, 1816 A Lyon Street, 
San Francisco, Calif. 94115; CAROLYN KENT, 2314 
Catasauqua Road, Apt. N. 4 Bethlehem, PA 18918 

Now for the News: (in order of its arrival) : 

could be with you all, but it's not easy to travel 
with a baby (David will be 1 year old June 7) and 
we are also in the process of renovating a brown- 
stone which should be ready this summer. George is 
still Publisher of 'New York' magazine and our new 
home will be on the same block as the magazine. 
Our new address will be 246E 32nd St. as of July or 
August. It's a long and difficult job (but fun) and in 
the end we'll have 2 floors and a little garden and 4 
tenants to cope with upstairs! The new developments 
at Abbot sound very good and exciting. My best to 

From LINDSAY KNOWLTON: "I am working at 
the Boston University Law School for the director of 
a graduate program there. I am planning to move to 
New York in the fall." 

From SALLY JASPER COOK: "Afraid I won't make 
the Reunion . . . No real news from us. Fred and I 
are simply enjoying our relative peace and freedom 
— Jenny nearly 2, Betsy nearly 3 and Laura recently 
5". Sure sounds like a lot of peace and freedom — 
Editorial gleep. 

From JOYCE NASSAR LEARY: "Because of dis- 
tance, I will be absent from Andover altho my fam- 
ily still lives there. Most important, our second child 
is due the beginning of May so traveling is out for 
a while. I'll try and make the next one with Jack 
and our family." 

From SUE LOTHROP KOSTER: "We'd love to come 
to the reunion, but we won't be coming North till 
July — after we move — again! Roland has been 
transferred to Ft. Lauderdale and we're sick with 
house hunting. We'll be leaving our beloved water- 
front and going into urban living again. Our little 
girls, Tanja (3 1 /2) and Robin (11 months) both love 
the water. Certainly doesn't seem like 10 years." 

glad to have the address list. I had no idea that 
Corky was in Denver. Can't make the reunion — wish 
I could. I'd love to see everybody. Bob is a life in- 

surance agent with Northwestern Mutual. He loves 
it and finds that there is never a dull moment. We 
have 3 children — Russ is almost 6, Cheryl is 3 V2 and 
Christie 8 V2 months. (Come to think of it, there's 
never a dull moment at home either! I'm singing 
more than ever. Remember Miss Tingley? I think 
she would have been proud of me — I'm a bit amaz- 
ed myself. We're in the process of planning our new 
house. We won't build until next spring but time has 
a funny way of rushing by doesn't it?! I guess no 
matter what size house you have, you're always 
stepping over toys and staring at cookie crumbs!!! 
I'll be waiting for everybody's news." 

Richard T., Jr., April 18, 1970. 

JANE ENGLISH recently received her doctorate in 
nuclear physics at the University of Wisconsin. 

tunately we have Oren's grandfather's 85th birthday 
to go to on the 9th so can't come to Abbot. I'm very 
disappointed — the Boyntons still number 4 — Billy is 
7 V2 and Meghan is 4. Oren works in NYC as 
a fund manager and travels to Europe a lot 
— I was able to go for 3 weeks and saw all 
the major cities, Paris, London, Geneva, Rome, 
plus a few delightful days in Belgium and Holland. I 
have taken up the piano seriously and have had a 
fine time struggling with Beginners Bach and Beetho- 
ven — a most enjoyable hobby. Have a great reunion." 

From ANNA DUDLEY EGAN: "Roy is working on 
his doctoral thesis in clinical psychology and also 
works at Dixmont State Hospital. I am a rehabilita- 
tion counselor for retarded adults. We both enjoy our 
work and our vacations: at this moment we are ex- 
cited about sailing April 25 to France and England 
for six weeks. It is a strange feeling to await some- 
thing for ten years and then miss it, but I'm afraid 
I'll have to miss our reunion. It will be a happy time, 
and I'm sorry I won't be there. Best wishes." 

make reunion. We are moving to Princeton, N.J. 
where Rich will work in Fund Raising for the Uni- 
versity. Will send new address in late June when we 
have a place — it'll be great to be back East! I've 
been teaching first grade in a small farming com- 
munity out here. A real education for me! Hello to 

From CYNDY SMITH HOLCOMB: "Do plan on 
attending, but in case complications arise I'm add- 
ing info: 

Area Supervisor TOPS clubs — 71 clubs in Tenn., 
I'm responsible for. 

President — American Assoc, of University Wom- 
en — O.R. Branch — '69-'71. 

President — Childbirth Education Assoc. '70-'71. 

Going on the board of the YWCA 5/70. 

On the board of Friends of the Oak Ridge Library. 

Nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of the 
Year: 1969 (I didn't win). 

Working with the Environmental Action Council 
of Oak Ridge. 

Husband — Brady — working for Union Carbide 
and on his Ph.D. 

Children: Darcie — nearly 6 — in kindergarten; 
Tim — 2 V2 — 'all boy'; — Errich — a large gold- 
en retriever". 

From SUE WALLACE FRAIM: "I really would love 
to come to reunion, but my husband and I will be 
on our way home from California that day, the end 
of a combined business-pleasure trip. As for news — 
My husband, who is an engineer — the two children 
now 2 V2 and 6 months, and the house — which 


we've had almost a year now — are it, not too much 
time for anything very exotic." 

From CINDY BUMP NEUSBAUM: "Believe it or 
not, I was planning to come East for reunion, but 
had to make a trip in February, so it is too soon to 
come again. I know it will be a great day. Dave 
and I have just bought a home and will still be in 
the San Fernando Valley (North of L.A.). We move 
in June. We have Douglas Kelley, to be two in June 
and Baby No. 2 due in September. My best to you 
and to all for a happy 10th (Egads!) (P.S. My broth- 
er graduates from P. A. next year) ". 

From LEXA CRANE FRISHMAN: "I really wish I 
could be there, but my trip home to Cape Cod starts 
June 1st. I feel ancient with my children all had — 
Susannah, 7, and in 2nd grade, Benjamin is nearing 
4, Steve ready to start his research after his Ph.D. 
orals. We're back on the Gulf Coast and love it. 
Sun-Sand-Surf. In the fall I hope to start a nursery 
school as there is none and I think Benjamin needs 
one. We are anti-pollution, over-population etc. en- 
thusiasts. At present trying to save the dunes here 
on Mustang Island. Heard a bagpipe record the oth- 
er night and thought fondly of Abbot. Have a glori- 
ous reunion and I'm anxiously awaiting a long newsy 
letter about our class." 

From CORKY AUXIER STARZ: "Of us, news is 
little: We live in Vero Beach, Florida, (see new ad- 
dress) Children: Bretton (3 years — girl); Jason (6 
months) . I regret missing Abbot's class reunion for us 

1 960'ers. My best wishes to all." 

From DOROTHY TOD: "It's shocking to think 
it's been 1 years. I guess that atrociously written 
interview suggests what I've been up to — (quite in- 
accurately) . Basically, I've made all the animal films 
on Sesame St. and edited many of the others. It 
has been a good experience working on this show 
because I have been able to do my own films which 
is very nice after 5 years of free-lance editing." 

From MARY CANDACE SMITH: "I graduated 
from Brandeis last June, am getting an M.A.T. in 
elementary education at Simmons and plan to spend 

2 or 3 months in Africa next fall, traveling and de- 
veloping an educational unit in African Studies." 

years in Pittsburgh, we moved to Bernardsville, N.J. 
last spring. We bought a house this April (we'd been 
renting a cottage for the interim) and moved at the 
end of the month. Lots of work still to be done, but 
it's lots of fun and by the time we're finished I'll be 
an expert painter and paperhanger. Have three can- 
didates for Abbot — Sara 4/2, Cindy 2'/2 and Jenni- 
fer 1 5 months. 

From CAROLYN KENT: "Won't be able to make 
reunion, unfortunately, but at least here's some 
news: After Wellesley I got an MAT in history at 
Brown and ended up teaching at Vt. College in 
Montpelier, Vt. I really got to love small Vt. town 
living, but I also liked college teaching, so I'm now 
at Lehigh U. in Bethlehem, Pa. in my 2nd year of 
working for a Ph.D. in economics. Lehigh's all male 
and I'm the 1st woman teaching asst. in econ., which 
is fun and certainly a welcome change from oil girls! 
P.S. Can you possibly find a new Class Fund Secre- 

From BARBARA NORR SALTER: "Sorry I can't 
make reunion. In September I married Malcolm Sal- 
ter, who teaches at Harvard Business School. We're 
living in a wonderful converted warehouse in down- 
town Boston. I'm still a graduate student." 

From AMELIA COMAS O'BRIEN: "As you can 
see we are living in Kingston, Jamaica. Robert has 

gone into business here. Have been here since last 
July and I love it. Kevin is now 18 months old and 
speaks only Spanish but makes sure he repeats ev- 
erything. Ana Maria was born February 27th and 
is a big 1 2-pound baby already. Since I came here 
I have not worked — if you want to call housework 
no work — but have done a lot of cooking with 
tropical foods and preserving. I am hoping to put a 
book out. I'm afraid I won't be able to see you on 
May 9 — my best to all." 

From SALLY FOOTE HUBBY: "Wish we could be 
at Abbot on the 9th but distance prevents it unfor- 
tunately. We are still in McLean, Va., 10 minutes 
from Washington, D.C. Dave's contract with the 
State Dept. ends in July, and he is busy getting re- 
located — emphasis on Latin American affairs. I 
am hoping to complete 4 years study in Interior De- 
sign next Spring. Betsy is 4, Peter 1 Vi. Have a good 

From ANNIE KALES: "Still no steady job, which 
is as I wish. Have been doing numerous crazy tem- 
porary jobs for political fund raisers . . . like for ex- 
ample organizing a huge dinner at the S. F. Hilton 
for George Murphy. (Would you believe 800 people 
actually paid $100 each for that right winger?) Susie 
and her daughter Cory were here for a week in 
March — we had a blast. In June I take off to go 
down the Colorado River through the Grand Can- 
yon again — then back to the island probably in 

husband, is involved in politics in Modesto — my 
husband is a lawyer, community organizer in Calif. 
Rural Legal assistance — one of the 855 Legal As- 
sistance Offices in each state. I'm a sophomore at 
Modesto Jr. College, Greg is a 3rd grader at the 
elementary school. We vacation in Southern Calif., 
Santa Cruz, and Monterey. After 7 years at Colum- 
bia University, the scene here is exciting for us." 

finally begun to get the diapers, bottles, and baby 
paraphernalia around here organized since Victoria 
(we're calling her Torrey) came into our lives on 
Dec. 23, '69 — it was quite a Christmas! Wish I 
could be there, but Nick and I have settled on that 
week for a short vacation in northern Vermont. 

From BARB COOPER JORDAN: "It looks like we 
will be Toledoans for some time to come, as my hus- 
band is now with a very small, Toledo-based com- 
pany. Our 3-year-old girl and the twins certainly keep 
me busy and hopping, but young (I guess!) So sorry 
not to be able to make it for the 10th — will be think- 
ing of all of you there and all best wishes for a very 
happy and successful reunion." 

to find my daily mail full of postcards of news from 
long- lost classmates. I know that some of us never 
were contacted because of outdated addresses. If 
anyone knows a more current address for a classmate, 
please let her know that Abbot has a Forum with 
our news in it for her. We Sipples are probably just 
beginning to adjust to the transition from U.C. at 
Berkeley to Wellesley College. Peter makes up half 
the Education Dept. here and is finding a lot of in- 
terested students. Our Jennifer is two and will be 
a big sister in September. I have done some part- 
time interviewing of prospective students in the Ad- 
missions Office and am working on the establish- 
ment of a campus library and research center for tu- 
tors ■ — - Wellesley has a large corps of students who 
do volunteer tutoring. Last year I heard a tape of 
that fabulous group of yore — the Misschords — 


while having lunch with Annie Kales at the Mill Val- 
ley, Calif, home of Joice Matteis now Wilson. And 
two of the first familiar faces I saw on returning 
East belonged to the now grown up Lucy Crane and 
her mother. Lucy is a Junior here, and Mrs. Crane 
seems to have spent these last 10 years getting 
younger. Hope more news will come to Cynthia be- 
fore the next publishing of Forum. It's been great 
getting all this mail!" 

KATHY STEVENS was elected Class Fund Secre- 
tary, and CYNTHIA SMITH HOLCOMB News Sec- 
retary at the Class Meeting. 

01 Jennifer, was born April 10th. David is an 
assistant professor in mathematics at UCLA, 
and Sandy is a doctoral candidate in physical an- 
thropology at the University of Wisconsin. 

)/' r ) News Secretary: Mrs. Andrew P. Langlois 
0Z (LYNNE MORIARTY), 107 Niles Hill Road, 
New London, Conn. 06320 

LINDA CORSON CORSON had a second son in 

CAROLYN DOW writes, "I am working with IBM 
on a 2-year assignment (she started July '69) to 
work out of the Vienna office in the Eastern block 
countries. Have been working in Yugoslavia, but ex- 
pect to change to East Germany soon." 

BETH CRANE ACCETTA wrote to announce the 
birth of their second son, Alexander, on February 16, 
1970. Randy is now in the first grade. Beth is in 
school too, taking courses toward her B.A. though 
she took time out this semester. Tony is with Shear- 
man and Sterling in New York City. 

BONNIE HASELTON IKELER is teaching English 
and Social Studies to seventh and eighth graders in 
Brunswick, Maine. Bott is on the faculty at Bowdoin. 
Bonnie wrote that BERRY MARSHAL HOAKE'S hus- 
band has accepted a position at Florida Atlantic 

Please send news or I'll be forced to write fiction. 

Best to you all, 

)S2 News Secretary: SUZANNE BURTON, 1241 
0D 28th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 

The Abbot fund raising cocktail party in 
Washington this March seemed to be more of a re- 
union for our class than for any other, as we were 
LY, MIMI, MORLEY and myself. We had the grand 
opportunity to meet Mr. Gordon as well as several of 
the new, young teachers and admissions officers who 
described the progress being made at Abbot. It was 
such fun to reminisce with Miss Sullivan, Miss Judd 
and Miss Mimard, and also to find out that one of 
our Georgetown neighbors (in fact, she lives directly 
across the street) is Ginny Pratt Agar '60. 

JACKIE is now living and teaching in Baltimore. 
She was looking very tan and happy since she had 
just returned from meeting Bruce on his R & R in 

Also living in Baltimore is SANDY PRICE BISHOP 
who vacationed in Bermuda this winter. 

PAISHY leaves in May for Copenhagen where she 
will join several friends for a summer of sailing 
around the Continent. Who knows, you may soon 
be following her travels in National Geographic! 

MIMI spent several days in San Juan this winter, 
and Morley just returned from a week in Bermuda. 

ANN HARRIS visited us in April and is now in 
Bermuda. She plans to leave Arthur D. Little in the 
beginning of May and then travel to San Francisco 
and on to Expo '70 in Osaka. 

CHRIS STERN has at last reappeared! According 
to CAROLYN HOLCOMBE, Chris is living in New 
York where she is an assistant in urban research. 

Carolyn has turned into a real mountain climbing 
buff (ice axes, ropes and crampons) . Seems she's go- 
ing to pursue this interest out West this summer. Ah 
— one of the great advantages of teaching! 

We have, at last, some news of the where-abouts 
of day students. I had a wonderful letter from 
SHARON SEECHE who on February 15th married Pe- 
ter B. Robinson. He went to Hotchkiss, Brown, and 
B.U. Law and is now a partner with a firm in Lowell. 
Sharon and Peter will probably continue living in 
Boston until the fall when they will then move to 
the country to be nearer Peter's practice. 

DEBBIE FITTS is living in Andover and working 
for P.A. 

MARGIE KIMBALL is working in Chicago. 

BROOK were bridesmaids at the marriage of MARY 
WILKINS to Karl H. Haslinger on May 2nd. They 
will live in West Germany. 

C. C. KIMBALL and HILARY HAYES are both at 
B.U. C. C. is working on her Master's in Psychol- 
ogy and Hilary is studying anthropology. 

Have a wonderful summer, and do lots to report 
in the fall Forum! 


>£A POLLY DANOS was married in New Delhi, 
0l India, to Dr. P. Narayan Nayak. 

MARGARET DEUTSCH, a doctoral candidate 
at Harvard, is engaged to Harold J. Carroll of Bid- 
deford, Me. He graduated from the Canterbury 
School and with honors from Harvard College. He 
received a J.D. degree from Boston University School 
of Law and is a lawyer in the Judge Advocate Gen- 
eral Corps of the Navy in Newport, R.I. 

)SC ROBIN GAMBLE will spend the summer in 
0^J Lander, Wyo. at the National Outdoor Lead- 
ership School, a program much like Outward 
Bound. She has applied to B.U. for the fall. 

ELLEN HUNTINGTON is married to Robert Bry- 
ant of Princeton, a graduate of Dartmouth and Har- 
vard Business School. He completed his service with 
the Chemical Warfare Division in May, and is with 
Hercules New Products Division. 

)/-/- News Secretary: ELLEN SOBILOFF, 1282 
00 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02720 
Congratulations to LUCY CRANE who is en- 
gaged to John B. Draper, a 1 969 graduate of 
Princeton. He is now teaching in Winthrop, and will 
study next year at the University of Stockholm as a 
Fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. 
They will be married in August. 

Congratulations to RUTH SISSON on her engage- 
ment to Jay Weiner of Andover. Both Ruth and 
Jay are graduating from Case Western Reserve this 
May. Ruth transferred from Syracuse second semester 
last year. 


From MARY RYDER DELL ISOLA: "Things in gen- 
era! are going very well. This has been an unbe- 
lievably hectic year. It has all gone so fast and I 
can't believe that it's spring already . . . Abbot seems 
like a decade away. I think the hardest thing is to 
start imagining our class with kids! . . . We have 
been anxiously awaiting word on med schools. Larry 
flew out to Chicago for an interview at Northwest- 
ern which was fairly good, then we drove to Cleve- 
land for an absolutely fantastic interview at Western 
Reserve, which just happens to be No. 1 choice! . . . 
Larry's been slaving in a job he has at a bio-physical 
lab and has been working incredibly long hours . . . 
We plan to stay on the Cape until the end of August, 
and possibly part of September, depending on when 
med school starts and where we'll be moving . . ." 

Discovered a short time ago that CARRIE LASH- 
NITZ is in my art class and that she's living in Bos-: 
ton with HOLLY ASHLEY, who is getting married 
this June to William Patrick. Billy is at University of 
Penn., where Holly will be studying this summer and 
next year. Carrie will finish at B.U. this summer 
and then go to Sweden for next year. She was there 
last year, also, with the Experiment in International 
Living. She sees MARTHA CHURCH MOORE oc- 
casionally, who is living in Cambridge and com- 
muting to classes at Connecticut College while hus- 
band, Mark, is at Harvard Business School. 

PEIGI DONAHY is waiting to hear from Hunter 
Grad School for emotionally disturbed children . . . 
She writes: "I am going to be a bridesmaid for DEB- 
BIE STONE'S wedding this August in Ohio. She is 
marrying Jay Paris, who's a junior at Princeton and 
whom she met while at Abbot." 

FRAN JONES has been in Boston for the last week, 
visiting with Cindy Buxton C65) . Spent the day with 
them yesterday. Fran look* and sounds wonderful. . . 
will be heading back to California soon for the sum- 
mer. Cindy plans to be in Aspen. 

NANCY VALENTINE is engaged to T. Dennis 
Bennett, an alumnus of Northwestern. He is await- 
ing a call to active duty with the Marine Corps. 

PINKY ROCK is graduating cum laude from B.U. 
this May, after which she'll be in Boston taking sec- 
retarial courses and working. She is still seeing Jon 
Knowle, who will be graduating from West Point in 
June, and starting on his tour of duty. I will be at 
this address until the middle or end of July, after 
which it would be wise to direct any and all mail 
to: 1282 Highland Avenue, Fall River, Mass. 02720. 
I will be in Centerville on Cape Cod during August, 
and then plan to go to Europe for a few months in 
September — something I've looked forward to for 
a long, long time. If anyone is going to be there, 
please let me know ... I would love to see you! 

Congratulations to those who are graduating and/ 
or getting married. Good luck to all! Peace. 



JULIET SCHNELLER is engaged to John 
Richter van Eenwyk, a graduate of Colgate — 
who will receive his Bachelor of Divinity de- 
gree from the Episcopal Theological School in June. 

i/'Q News Secretary: MARCIA OWEN, Alpha Chi 
(JO Omega, 29 Madbury Road, Durham, N.H. 

CLAUDIA WHITNEY is engaged to Gunter Frank- 
enberg of Hoxter, West Germany. He studied at 
Bowdoin College as a Fulbright Scholar, and is a 
doctoral candidate in international law at the Uni- 
versity of Munich. They plan to be married this 

y Wheaton College, Norton, Mass. 02766 


Please let Abbot know by writing to the Alumnae Office, Abbot Academy, 
Andover, Mass. 01810. 

PARENTS ONLY ... If this is addressed to your daughter who no 
longer maintains a permanent residence at your home, please notify the 
Alumnae Office of the NEW MAILING ADDRESS. 


Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association 

The Abbot Academy Alumnae Association held its annual meeting, May 9, 1970, at 
11:30 in Davis Hall. Nancy Kimball Fowle called the meeting to order and welcomed 125 

The Senior Class marched in singing a school song. Mrs. Fowle welcomed them as new 
members of the association and said there were 27 alumnae relatives in the graduating 
class. The list follows: 

GAY ARMSDEN — sister of Beverly Armsden, 1966 PAMELA MALLEN — sister of Denise Mallen, 1971, 

SARAH BOWEN — daughter of Sally Burns Beck- and cousin of Claudia Arragg, 1967 

with, 1936; niece of Nancy Burns McArdle, 1939; MAURA MARKLEY — sister of Noreen Markley, 

cousin of Nancy McArdle Worthen, 1965, and 1973 

Susan McArdle, 1969 ADELLE NICHOLSON — cousin of Claire Oppen- 

MARIAN BOYNTON — sister of Katharine Boyn- heim Marum, 1935, and Deborah Marum, 1969 

ton, 1969 and cousin of Catherine Sandford, 1899 CYNTHIA NIZIAK — sister of Gail Niziak, 1967 

MARGARET CHENEY — daughter of Sally Leavitt SANDRA PERKIN — sister of Linda Perkin, 1964 

Cheney, 1945, and sister of Dorothy Cheney, 1968 DEBORAH PRUDDEN — daughter of Constance 

DEBORAH COLLINS — daughter of Louise Doyle Thurber Prudden, 1938 

Collins, 1946 MARCIA RICKENBACKER — daughter of Patricia 

KATHERINE DURHAM — sister of Mary Durham Bowne Rickenbacker, 1946 

Harrison, 1964 ANDRA RUDOLPH — daughter of Joyce Yoffa Ru- 

ELIZABETH GAINES — sister of Dorothy Gaines, dolph, 1943, and niece of Gloria Yoffa Portnoy, 

1965, and Cornelia Gaines, 1966; cousin of 1950 

Julie Gaines Phalen, 1953, and Carolyn Gaines EUSE STRAUS — sister of Jessica Straus, 1972 

Roberson 1957 SUZANNE ROWEN — sister of Elizabeth Rowen, 

ANNE GARES — daughter of Nancy Marsh Gares, 1969 

1934, and cousin of Jean Marsh Coombs, 1947 

ABIGAIL HALE — cousin of Miss Emily Hale, Past ANNE TAYLOR — niece of Mary Taylor Sherpick 

p Q ,. 7 1945; cousin of Helen Taylor Dodd, 1948, and 

, ,, , . ..__.„ , ^ , „ , .. Mary Jordan Goodrich, 1906 

JULIA HOGAN — niece of Gisela Bolten Hogan, 

1940 SANDRA URIE — sister of Susan Urie, 1973, and 

SUSAN HOY — daughter of Estelle DuBois Hoy, Karen Urie ' ] 968 

1948 DURRIE WATSON — sister of Helen Watson Colli- 

MARSHA LAWTON — niece of Virginia Lawton son, 1963, and Marcia Watson, 1966; cousin of 

Wolfe, 1932, and cousin of Roxanna Wolfe, 1967 Jeannie Russell, 1973, and Diane RusseJI, 1968 

SANDRA LINDGROVE — cousin of Dorothy Fiske KRISTIN WHYTE — daughter of Mrs. James Whyte, 

Winnette, 1941 Abbot Faculty 

The seniors sang to Mrs. Fowle and Mr. Gordon. The officers of the class presented 
gifts to the class of 1920 and then sang to them and also to the 25th reunion classes. All 
joined in singing "Oh, Abbot Beautiful" and the seniors marched out singing their class 

The reports of the clerk and treasurer were accepted. 

Jane Sullivan, Alumnae Secretary, introduced the following: Miss Hearsey, former 
Principal, Miss Friskin, former Abbot Faculty, Mr. Richard Sheahan, the new Director 
of Development and Miss Ruth Newcomb, 1910, the oldest alumna present. She also in- 
troduced Edna Dixon Mansur, chairman of the 50th reunion, who reported for the 1920 
class. Katherine Kinney Hecox presented the class gift of $1,301 to Mr. Allen in memory 
of Louise Robinson who had served as Class Fund Secretary for many years. 

Abby Castle Kemper, 1930, Mary Howard Nutting, 1940, and Aagot Hinrichsen Cain, 
1944, trustees, were introduced. 

Mr. Phillip K. Allen, President of the Board of Trustees, spoke generally about the 
trends in secondary education and the need for independent schools to be innovative in 
teaching and the need for funds to provide the facilities and pay the personnel in the 
present competitive market. 


Mr. Gordon discussed the events of the week's activities and the position of the school 
in relation to students' strikes. <See page 6) He also discussed the need for the Fine Arts 
Center. Mr. Robert Nizel of Architectural Resources Cambridge Inc. showed slides of the 
plans for the new building. 

Beverly Brooks Floe, 1941, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, presented the fol- 
lowing slate of officers for the years 1970-1972: President, Anne Russell Loring, 1936; 
Vice Presidents, Frances Nolde Ladd, 1954, Sally Humason Bradlee, 1947, and Carol Har- 
din Kimball, 1953; Clerk, Constance Hall Strohecker, 1951; Treasurer, Helen O'Brien 
Olcott, 1936; Executive Secretary, Jane Sullivan, 1931; Delegates-at-large, Susan Calnan 
Bates, 1959, Nancy Kimball Fowle, 1927, and Frances Young Tang, 1957. These officers 
were duly elected. 

Mrs. Loring, the new president, presented Mrs. Fowle with a gift in appreciation of 
her work for the past two years. 

The meeting was adjourned for luncheon in the Bailey Dining Room. 

Executive Secretary 

A gift of $500 was made to the New Abbot Fund 
by the Alumnae Association. 

New President of Alumnae Association 

Immediate Past President of Alumnae Association 


Treasurer's Report- 1969-1970 

May 10, 1969, Balance in Merrimack Valley National Bank $ 869.32 


Interest from Invested Funds 
Cookbook Receipts 


$ 491.16 
$ 16.18 



Alumnae Day Expenses, 1969 
Dues Alumnae Presidents' Council 
Dues American Alumnae Council 
50th Reunion Expenses 
Expenses Alumnae Presidents' Council 
Expenses Fall Alumnae Day 


$ 114.20 

$ 35.00 

$ 110.00 

$ 34.88 

$ 87.77 

$ 20.23 

$ 402.08 

Balance in Merrimack Valley National Bank, May 9, 1970 $ 974.58 

Helen O'Brien Olcott, Treasurer 
I have examined the accounts and found the balance to be correct. 

Mary Dooley Bragg, Auditor 




Special Honors 

Alice Newton Judd, 1889 — 100 years old on April 17th 

Charlotte Erwin '66 — Named Woodrow Wilson Designate by the Wood- 
row Wilson Foundation — Phi Beta Kappa — Vassar College 

Ida Rock '66 — B.A. cum laude — Boston University 

Rhonda Carrington '67 — Chairman of House Board of Student Govern- 
ment — Hollins College 


1944 Edith Walker Upham and Robert E. Filliettaz 

1947 Emily Gierasch Savage and Ronald L. Kirkeby 

1951 Rebecca Fuller Ford and Donald T. Campbell 

1955 Juliana Morelli and W. R. Wood 

1958 Kristin Walker and Clement M. Henry 

1959 Susan Bradley and Malcolm L Trayser 

1 959 Laura McGehee and John McCloy, 2nd 

1960 Wendy Bolton and Daniel B. Rowland 
1960 Joice Matteis and David Wilson 

1962 Natalie Gillingham and Mark Schorr 

1963 Mary Wilkins and Karl H. Haslinger 

1964 Lee Clark and Edward G. Hoehn, 3rd 
1964 Mary Danos and P. Narayan Nayak 

1964 Gretchen Overbagh and William H. Dorton 

1965 Ellen Huntington and Robert Bryant 

1965 Margaret Warshaw and Nicholas S. Brill 

1966 Nancy Werth and Samuel P. Woodward 

1967 Nancy Porosky and Gregory J. Harris 


March 7, 1970 
December 28, 1968 

April 11, 1970 
March 7, 1970 
May 30, 1970 

April 26, 1970 
April 25, 1970 
March 26, 1970 
March 14, 1970 
June 6, 1970 
May 1 0, 1 970 

May 24, 1970 

3n jHemortam 


Alice Titcomb Burke 


Katharine Herrick Amos 

March 19,1970 

Harriett Reid Stewart 

April 25,1970 


Sarah Leadbetter 

February 13,1970 


Marion Audette 



Maud Sprague 

May 15,1970 


Edith Van Horn Matson 

November 3, 1969 


Rebecca Newton Weedon 

November 25, 1969 


Martha Miller Reese 

May 11,1970 


Ruth Alley Rohrbach 

January 31, 1970 


Harriet Edgell Bruce 



Margaret Bush Ham 



Louise Douglass Hill 

April 1, 1970 


Mary Ayers Hower 

February 8, 1970 

Dorothy French Gray 

January, 1970 


Grace Ann King Lincoln 

June 3, 1970 


Virginia Brown Woods 

February 15, 1970 

Louise Porter Pedrick 


abbot FORUM 

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Ever on the prowl for new ideas to enhance the Forum, we 
include a number of newsy bits that tell the Abbot story 
briefly. Xo less than seven members of the School helped write 
these messages from many segments of the faculty and staff. 
As you note, we didn't see a need for lengthy ruminations, 
but just asked a number of interesting people to give us some 
journalism. We'd be glad to hear from you as a contributor 
to the Forum. Even a penchant paragraph would be a happy- 
gift if you'd like to speak to the Abbot Community from the 
Alumna, Parent, or onlooker viewpoint. Contributions should 
be sent to: 






The following letter from Mr. Gordon to parents aims to relate some 
events external to Abbot with school life. It has some news of our 
own for you, so we include it all. 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 
August, 1970 

Dear Parent: 

The following is a kind of informal end-of- 
the-year report. Shortly before graduation, 
and on the heels of a very busy spring — 
similar to that felt by many schools and col- 
leges around the country — it occurred to me 
that I ought somehow to comment on the 
past year and relate such comments to the 
upcoming year. What follows was conceived 
in June, drafted in July, and edited earlier 
this month. 

So I am taking the liberty of intruding 
briefly upon your summer peace with an 
Abbot report. I wish to keep you informed 
and to appraise you of not only what we are 
doing and why, but also how we are reacting 
to our own efforts. 

Graduation has traditionally been a festive 
kind of time; while this was also true in 1970, 
it was not purely that. It was an unusual, dif- 
ficult, even painful year for schools generally. 
While my own goals, dreams, and spirits were 
not dampened, I was uncommonly weary by 
the time June 6th arrived, and I knew that 
the time for reflection and resuscitation would 
this year take both a different form and yield 
different results than before. 

You are all aware of the student strike in 
early May, and perhaps will recall my memo 
outlining our policy during that period. On 
reflection, the spring from that point took on 
a different character. The strike activities per 
se did not last long, and our policy remained 
in effect for the balance of the year. A few 
"holdouts" continued to not attend class and 
took the ensuing academic risks. But the ele- 
ment I best remember was the new and con- 
spicuous kind of dislocation which seemed 
suddenly to exist throughout the student 
body. There were several instances of individ- 
ual students simply leaving campus without 
informing anyone — taking off. In some in- 
stances there was a specific destination in- 
volved, in others little or none. 

". , , the threshold 

of great and positive 
changes in American 


The significance of these cases is partly to 
be found in the individual's own situations, 
but also, I believe, to be found in their role 
as symptoms of youth's attitude today. There 
seems to be an emotional inability (among 
many) to deal with the impact of such events 
as the Cambodian affair, treated as it was by 
most of the nation's media as a political and 
cultural disaster. The connection between its 
treatment as a disaster and the condition of 
our students is significant. The school's role 
during this time was, of course, to contribute 
to some clarification of these public issues, 
along with operating as normally as possible, 
and yet I saw a perhaps greater need existing 
on the other side, namely the private side of 
each student. 

In this area the issue is the task of relating 
competing realities. Many students' appraisal 
of the reality we live in is different from ours 
because it is in fact another reality, if by 
"reality" we mean context in which they have 
grown up. For example, I personally rep- 
resent the last generation which moved to- 
ward adolescence without the ubiquitous 
presence of television: your daughters repre- 
sent the first generation raised since televi- 
sion became an omnipresent medium of in- 
estimable power in everyone's home. If that 
were the only "generation gap", it would be 
big enough. But it is only one of many simi- 
larly structured gaps. We should not perhaps 
be talking so much about a generation gap 
— after all, there has always been one in the 
personal, social, and biological sense — but 
rather about a turning point in history, a 
watershed, as historians like to call it. Water- 
sheds appear at only a few points in any given 
century, and they have important and unique 
characteristics, one from another; in this way 
they constitute points in time worthy of our 
attention. It just so happens that the water- 
shed we are dealing with has influenced gen- 
erations on one side of it in one way and has 
influenced young people, on the near side, in 
very different ways. Thus a particularly se- 
vere "generation" gap appears to exist. And 
the more morose journalists and glib social 
scientists among us are having a field day 
with it. 

Our own need as adults, it seems to me, is 
to be far more honest — and unapologetic — 
than ever, which involves remaining hopeful 
and encouraging, not confusing this with an 
outdated definition of "permissivism", and 
being far clearer and more definite about 
what we expect from students while they are 

in our midst, within the range of our care 
and tutelage. 

Both the condition of youth and the pos- 
ture of the boarding school today are far 
different from what they once were. To board 
— to live away from home — today consti- 
tutes a different kind of fact, a different form 
of pressure on students than it once did. The 
outside world is less "outside". There is a 
downward drive of conformist ideology from 
the colleges and outer society which has no 
intention of stopping at the Abbot gate, nor 
could we stop it entirely if we wished to. 
The center of this ideology, principally zoom- 
ing in from the "new Left" (rapidly becoming 
old), is a form of moral militancy bearing a 
closer resemblance to secular Puritanism than 
to anything else. It is, unfortunately, worse 
than the weak side of the Romantic tradition 
it ascribes to in that its excesses are not be- 
nign. In the words of some of today's not-so- 
clear - headed radical spokesmen, "Why 
shouldn't I do what I want if I'm not hurting 
anyone else?" The Romantic hero of the mid- 
19th century was quite sensitive to being sure 
he wasn't hurting someone else in the process 
of "doing his thing". While his focus lay on 
liberating himself, it was rarely careless about 
abusing others. His romance was an individu- 
al thing, not a vague quest submerged in a 
collective social movement. This is where the 
worst of the Puritan strain and part of the 
Romantic strain have been fused today into a 
neo-Romanticism which is more tedious and 
less romantic when one considers it carefully. 
There is a marked insensitivity in the ag- 
gressive demand that we all "be sensitive" (it 
is now a commodity, not a feeling), that is, 
sensitive as the dispensers of the new religion 
define sensitivity. It is a clumsy, ugly kind of 
time in many ways, a time of countervailing 
collectives; it is a time in which to be an ef- 
fective individual appealing to individual 
imagination is seen as anachronistic. 

With these notions in mind, let's take a 
quick look at Abbot's position for 1970-1971. 

We think we are on the right track, that is, 
the path to a positive, progressive, and yet 
sane contemporary school. Our task for the 
1970-1971 year ahead will be to refine and 
strengthen what we have, rather than to em- 
bark on new experiments or adaptations of 
the present structure. It will also involve clar- 
ifying thoroughly both the short and long 
term facets of our relationship with Phillips 


The means to do this have everything to 
do with personnel, obviously, and in seeking 
to fill administrative positions for the coming 
year, we concluded that what Abbot needed 
was strong administrative help from among 
its own present staff, rather than new blood 
from the "outside". Thus Miss Carolyn Good- 
win, for many years head of our Math De- 
partment, now serves as our Director of 
Studies, while Mrs. Malcolm Johnston, of 
the English Department, serves as our Dean 
of Students. Both women have spent many 
years at Abbot are are well acquainted with 
the school's needs and recent history. They 
are intelligent, strong people with consider- 
able balance and common sense. I am sure 
you will enjoy your acquaintance with them. 

The other major area of administrative 
need has been my own office. There has been 
much for the Principal to do at Abbot in the 
past two years, and my time has been spread 
inordinately thin over a wide front, with the 
result that I have had to be quite ruthless 
about juggling priorities and have left too 
many areas temporarily unattended. The 
need has been to find more time to spend 
with students and faculty, as well as to re- 
main up-to-date with my own immediate desk- 
work and committee tasks. In order to gain 
this latitude and better establish the efficiency 
of my office, I have created the position of 
Assistant to the Principal which will be ably 
filled by Mr. Peter Stapleton, who has been 
for the past year teaching in the English De- 
partment and also working with me on a 
special project (a short jointly-authored 
book on independent school administration). 
He is extremely capable, and will contribute 
greatly to a more effective and responsive 
Principal's office. 

Our function as an administration is to 
keep faculty up-to-date on the pressing needs 
of the boarding school today, to improve sys- 
tems of reporting on student problems, to 
acquaint ourselves properly in relation to 
drugs and other phenomena of the current 
scene, and to develop directions for the cur- 
ricular and extra-curricular life of the school 
which, while rooted in traditional disciplines, 
relate themselves properly to the characteris- 
tics of our time and needs of our culture. 

Thus a new course in ecology will be a foun- 
dation piece, we trust, for a much greater 
emphasis on this aspect of American life. 
Also, our Urban Education course will con- 
tinue and be somewhat amplified, and a 
broader policy with regard to offering alter- 
native experiences that are physically healthy 
and demanding will be stressed by the Ath- 
letic Department. These are examples of the 
kinds of things administrators work on dur- 
ing the summer while the faculty is vacation- 
ing, studying, and generally "doing their own 

I certainly hope the summer is similarly 
restorative to you as it is to us: we all need 
our opportunities to rest, reflect and get 
ready for the next round. My own source of 
renewal is this region of Wyoming, where I 
have the good fortune of possessing a retreat. 
Here I will (along with some more mindless 
forms of vacationing) read some of the things 
I couldn't get to during the year, work toward 
the completion of my project with Peter 
Stapleton, reflect on schools, and do some 
writing, hopefully. 

In closing, I wish to thank you all for the 
encouraging and substantive support you 
have given Abbot during the past year, much 
of which is the more conspicuous because of 
its relative silence. There is considerable 
truth, I have come to believe, in the adage 
that "no news is good news", if by the ab- 
sence of a stream of critical mail one can as- 
sume a reasonably wide degree of acceptance 
and approval of one's efforts. You have heart- 
ened us enormously by your trust. 

I feel certain we are living on the threshold 
— in it as well — of great and important 
and positive changes in American education 
and life, and that Abbot has the opportunity 
to make significant contributions. We are 
working hard, and we look forward to seeing 
you in the fall and renewing our common 
effort. Have a good rest-of-the-summer. 






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Last spring Abbot girls were allowed to 
participate in selected joint activities with 
Phillips Academy as an alternative to regular 
team athletics. This fall the program con- 
tinues to strengthen with about twenty girls 
involved and many more prohibited from in- 
volvement only by their academic schedules. 
Offered this fall were cycling, karate, judo, 

conservation-ecology, folk dancing, and En- 
counter, Abbot and P.A.'s own approach to 
"Outward Bound". In an attempt to assure 
increased coordination, the Phillips Activities 
Committee became an interscholastic com- 
mittee, which will allow both schools to con- 
tribute activities to the program as they feel 
the need arises. 





Some of you may have seen a cartoon in a 
recent New Yorker involving a mother, her 
child, and a school admissions officer. The 
admissions lady is explicit: "Nowadays we 
just assume all our candidates are bright. 
What we are looking for is children with 
clout." What she means, I assume, is that 
she wants her school, collectively, to have 
"clout". For an admissions officer, this im- 
plies a student body that is both diverse 
and cohesive, both independent and coopera- 
tive, both adventurous and responsible. 

Abbot's new students this fall are such a 
group. Once we have sufficient assurance that 
a candidate can qualify academically, there is 
something further that we hope for in the 
potential Abbot student. It's part of the old 
argument that emphasizes the responsibility 
of freedom; in the admissions procedure we 
emphasize that girls at Abbot will have many 
choices, many freedoms, and many responsi- 
bilies. It's terribly important for a prospective 
student and her family to know what Abbot's 
academic and non-academic expectations will 
be, and we have worked hard to be as inform- 
ative as possible on this score. 

Anyway, Abbot's new girls this fall seem to 
have clout. They come from 24 states and 
six foreign countries, and have entered all 
classes at Abbot. Most of them, of course, 
have entered the tenth grade, with a substan- 
tial number entering the eleventh grade as 
well. There seems to be increasing national in- 
terest in sending daughters to boarding school 
later than in the past, and interest for the 
eleventh grade is as great as, if not greater 
than, interest for the ninth grade. 

We have increased our ABC commitment 
this year, and have five new ABC students on 
campus; they come from Washington, D.C., 

Virginia, Louisiana, Maryland, and New 
York. This brings our ABC enrollment to 
nine, two more than last year. We're proud 
of Abbot for being able to do this much with 
the ABC program, and we cannot emphasize 
enough the need for continued scholarship 
support — not only for ABC students, but for 
the middle and upper-middle class white as 
well. The latter find increasingly that the 
cost of even one year's enrollment at Abbot, 
or at any other comparable independent 
school, is a burden which they are strapped 
to bear. 

Among the new girls this year we have 16 
daughters and granddaughters (or other rela- 
tives) of Abbot Alumnae. This is a positive 
indication of confidence in the New Abbot, 
as well as faith in the more enduring aspects 
of the school. As Mr. Gordon says, we are 
after somewhat traditional goals, but by a 
variety of different methods. The experiences 
of the daughters and granddaughters will be 
different from those of their predecessors; 
quite different, but not totally so. 

Abbot has been fortunate on the admis- 
sions front in that we have, so far, been 
spared the problem of decreased applications, 
a problem which is presently the bane of 
boarding schools around the country. How- 
ever, we appeal to Alumnae and friends of 
the school to act as contacts for the Admis- 
sions Office whenever they can. Share the 
Forum. Send to us for catalogues. Let us know 
the names of relatives, daughters of friends, 
students, who might be interested to receive 
application material. We welcome and urge 
referrals from Alumnae and friends, and 
would like to know if we can help anyone 
learn more about the New Abbot. 



"Nowadays we just assume all our applicants are bright. What 
we're looking for is children with clout ." 

Drawing by Donald Reilly; © 1970 The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. 



"What is Abbot"? was the theme which 
started the 1970-71 School Year on Saturday, 
Sept. 12. It had been preceded on Wednesday 
and Thursday by Faculty orientation days 
when Dr. Landy, consulting psychologist, 
spoke about problems in counseling and dis- 
cussed some not-so-hypothetical cases. He is 
beginning a work program which will allow 
interested teachers to increase their skill and 
experience in counseling. 

Thursday afternoon was devoted to prob- 
lems created by drugs. Dr. Denson-Gerber, 
founder of Odyssey House in New York and 
an elemental force, spoke of her concern and 
experience with today's youth. She was ac- 
companied by two helpers who had been ad- 
dicts and had successfully kicked the habit. 
Discussion was extremely lively, polarized the 
faculty, but left everybody with an increased 
awareness of the problem. Dr. Denson-Ger- 
ber's theory being that rage and frustration 
lead either to violence or to an escape into 
the world of drugs, the choice of the more 
sensitive young. 

Saturday morning was devoted to the dis- 
cussion of "What is Abbot"? After the open- 
ing welcome by Mr. Gordon, Abbot in the 
Round determined the choice of speakers who 
attempted to communicate to the audience 

the complexity of what an institution like 
Abbot means to its students: the Administra- 
tion, the Faculty and all those involved in its 
existence, with particular stress laid on hopes 
for the future. 

Mrs. Doyle and Mrs. Kent, mothers of 
boarders and day students respectively, ex- 
pressed their expectations of the education 
available to the students. Mrs. Loring affirmed 
the continued interest and involvement of 
the alumnae. Mr. Krivobok represented the 
Faculty while Jenny Martin, a boarder, and 
Brett Cook, a day student, evaluated Abbot 
from their point of view. Mr. Richards as rep- 
resentative of PA confirmed the mutual de- 
sire and work towards closer educational and 
social relations between the two schools. Mr. 
Sheahan spoke of the future Abbot with its 
hope, through the new Abbot Fund, of great- 
er expansion in building a center to ade- 
quately allow better education in the Arts 
and audio-visual aids. Finally Mrs. Cain re- 
affirmed the deep concern of the Trustees 
in everything that interests Abbot. 

The complexity of the School, the responsi- 
bilities of each of its parts have been made 
clear to all those who attended and who work 
in and for Abbot's success as a community 
and place of learning. 

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No less than four members of the Abbot 
adult community are undertaking ventures in 
the publishing world this year. 

Dorothy Judd, Chairman of Spanish, is 
newly appointed as an Advisory Editor for 
the Independent School Press. In this capaci- 
ty she joins a panel of outstanding teachers 
who read, edit, and advise in the publication 
of textbooks for independent and public 
schools by a fast-growing publisher. 

"Toward a Human Headmaster: The Ama- 
teur Sandwich; The Interning Amateur" by 
Donald Gordon and Peter Stapleton is the 

title of an article to appear in an upcoming 
issue of "The Independent School Bulletin". 
The piece won second prize in the Essay Con- 
test held annually by the National Associa- 
tion of Independent Schools. 

Wendy Snyder, whose photographs appear 
in this issue of the Forum will publish two 
books; one this fall and another in Spring. 
The studies are varied and contrasting. They 
deal with country crafts or intimate personal 
moments; many pictures coming from exhibits 
at Abbot or, more recently, at Phillips Exeter 
in New Hampshire. 


In all segments of modern society, the use 
of illegal drugs and the abuse of legal drugs 
have become a serious problem, seemingly 
unmitigated by either punitive measures or 
scare tactics. The concensus of professional 
opinion derived from much study of the total 
problem is that drugs are a symptom of in- 
ability to cope with pressures or unpleasant 
emotions; the habitual drug user is a crippled 
personality. We at Abbot have decided to con- 
front the problem squarely by investigating 
the causes of drug use and abuse and by re- 
moving those we can in our community. Our 

investigation will be conducted largely by 
girls, preps and juniors, required to take 
our drug education course during fall term. 
While they learn the proven data concerning 
the social, medical, and legal aspects of drugs, 
they will also study the social conditions and 
personal needs making one susceptible to 
drug use. We will attempt to help girls ex- 
pose their concerns and questions and to de- 
velop more clearly denned and positive per- 
sonal values, thus enabling them to make 
more responsible decisions for their own be- 
havior. Abbot's drug program, therefore, is 
both cognitive and affective in its approach. 






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Ecology has become a household word al- 
most overnight. Articles on ecology, the en- 
vironment and pollution are common in 
practically every major publication. The 
greatest fear, however, is that all of this in- 
terest will be only a fad. 

This fear could be very real. How long 
can an interest be kept in a field that is a 
big unknown to the majority of people. 
People soon become frustrated when they 
cannot comprehend and are only fed con- 
stant pessimism. Furthermore, empty soda 
cans, non-returnable bottles, air pollution, 
etc. are not ecology; they affect ecology. To 
improve our environmental problems we must 
have a knowledge of what ecology is. 

Therefore this year at Abbot we are offer- 
ing the girls an opportunity to learn about 

ecology. Those girls that are presently en- 
rolled in biology will spend the last term 
studying it. How much more enjoyable 
could it be than to have the opportunity to 
revel in spring and to learn to appreciate 
what is going on around us. For those not 
presently enrolled in biology, an ecology 
course is being given as a minor. In both 
cases ecology is being offered not as another 
rehash of the problems but rather as an aca- 
demic discipline that is one aspect of biology. 
In both cases there will be lectures, discus- 
sions, pertinent readings and best of all, field 
trips. Hopefully by the end of this year there 
will be a large number of students that will 
feel that they have a stock in their environ- 


Emily Hale Drama Award 







rough the 


rosity of some of her students. 

Susan Bradlee 

! Lee '56 



n Mo 

rrison '56 

Jane Christie 

Smith '58 

Gail Turner 



Phoebe Estes 

Bryan '56 





Catherine Armsden — sister of Beverly Armsden, 1966, and Gay Armsden, 1970 

Sarah Bayldon — daughter of Margaret Comstock Bayldon, 1938 

Sarah Bolton — niece of Dorothy Bolton Greenwood, 1931; cousin of Harriet 
Bolton Allen, 1932, Ethel Bolton Henderson, 1942, Wendy Bolton Row- 
land, 1960, and Susan Bolton, 1968 

Nancy Brisson — daughter of Joan Karelitz Brisson, 1947 

Shauna Doyle — sister of Lisa Doyle, 1970 

Linda Gifford — sister of Elizabeth Gifford, 1969 

Debra Heifetz — cousin of Jane Heifetz, 1969 

Christine Ho — sister of Delphine Ho, 1969, and Karen Ho, 1971 

Lisa Hockmeyer — daughter of Anne Dunsford Hockmeyer, 1950 and niece of 
Louise Atkinson Dunsford, 1930 

Anne Howes — sister of Candace Howes, 1967, Priscilla Howes, 1967, and 
Margaret Howes, 1969 

Meredith Keller — daughter of Carolyn Teeson Keller, 1946; granddaughter 
of Marion Martin Teeson, 1913 

Anne Mendenhall — sister of Priscilla Mendenhall, 1970 

Rebecca Park — daughter of Nancy Kelley Park, 1941 

Martha Pernokas — sister of Karen Pernokas, 1973 

Sara Smith-Peterson — daughter of Mary Pettengill Smith- Peterson, 1937; niece 
of Patricia Pettengill Whitaker 

Marjorie Snelling — sister of Adrienne Snelling, 1970 

Amy Stevens — niece of Sarah Stevens MacMillan, 1950 

Susan Viemeister — niece of Margaret Neelands Parson, 1921 


Back Row — Shauna Doyle, Meredith Keller, Anne Howes, Sarah Bayldon, Amy Stevens and 
Catherine Armsden 

Front Row — Anne Mendenhall, Nancy Brisson, Susan Viemeister, Sarah Bolton, Debra 
Heifetz, Christine Ho and Rebecca Park 


Faculty Notes 

Miss Von E. 

More than two decades of smiling and 
gracious service to Abbot was the gift of 
Dorothy Quintal, manager of the Book Store 
who retired in June. One-time teacher of 
typing, Mrs. Quintal strove to help and please 
students and faculty as well. For faculty she 
coped constantly with book orders and sup- 
plies. For students she added new kinds and 
varieties of merchandise to the Book Store. 

Her good cheer and happy aid to the entire 
Abbot Community are remembered and ap- 
preciated by all of us here. We give her our 
best wishes and continuing affection. 

In June, 1970, MRS. PAUL C. DeGAVRE 

retired from a long and devoted service to 
Abbot Academy, as chairman of the Latin De- 
partment. Recent ill health made a more re- 
laxed life seem advisable. "Mrs. De" came to 
Abbot in the fall of 1952, did dormitory duty 
for her first years here, and taught a full 
Latin schedule throughout her entire time 
at the school. Her students will remember 
her as a serious, honest, forthright, and de- 
voted teacher; Mrs. De taught much Latin, 
but she also taught much about life, and 
those who were privileged to study with her 
will share with the school the sense of loss 
at her departure. She goes with our best 
wishes, our deep respect, and the sincere hope 
that she will find peace and happiness in 
her future plans. 

Miss Christine O. Von Erpecom, formerly 
a faculty member and administrator at Abbot, 
is now the Director of Guidance and Counsel- 
ing at Rochester High School in Rochester, 
New Hampshire. After teaching drama at 
Abbot for a number of years, she became 
Dean of Students in 1967. She left in 1969 
to simultaneously take a year off and com- 
plete work on her master's degree in guidance 
and counseling at Gorham State College in 
Maine. She received her degree in June, and 
now in addition to her new job is enjoying 
full-time residence in her house at Cape 
Neddick, Maine. 

Miss "Von E.'s" particular strength in ad- 
vising students and in keeping a weather 
eye on potential problems helped Abbot 
greatly during its recent transition years, and 
also earned her the respect of students and 
faculty alike. We wish her well and hope 
she'll visit here when time permits. 









1, 1969 — June 30, 1970 
TOTAL $52,046.17 



Annual Giving 


Matching Gifts 









Matching Gifts 
Special Gift 






$ 7,758.43 



* Because of The New Abbot Fund, no solicitation for Annual Giving was sent to our parents, 
current and past, or our friends during the 1969-70 school year. 

A report of gifts and names of contributors to the New Abbot Fund will be 
reported at a later date. To date over $600,000 has been received from alum- 
nae, parents, friends and foundations. 


Abbot Annual Giving Fund 

July 1, 1969 — June 30, 1970 


Percentages below class numerals indicate per cent of a class contributing 
to Fund and the amount represents the total contribution from the class. 

t Regular Contributor 

* Contributed prior to death 

33% — $25 

t Eleanor Thomson Castle 


22% — $110 

tFrances Hinkley Quinby 
tMarion Priest Fuller 


33% — $35 

tLucy Hartwell Peck 
tBeulah Loomis Hyde 

17% — $25 

tHorriet Wanning Frick 

20% — $5 

tEthel Hazen Lillard 


14% — $40 

tHelen Buck 

tLilian Dodge Brewster 

12% — $100 

tCatharine Deacon Palmer 


27% — $40 

tEdith Burnham Roberts 
tHelen Packard McBride 
tMargaret Wilson Gerber 


27% — $155 

tSarah Field 
tSophie Gibbs Sage 
tMary Byers Smith 
tGrace Speirs Sodergren 


44% — $70 

In Memory of Ruth 
Roberts Warden 
tFannie Erving Arundale 
tFannie Hazen Ames 
Ruth Pringle 


46% — $80 

tEvaline Korn Cookman 
tPersis Mackintire Carr 
tConstance Parker Chipman 
tRena Porter Hastings 
tMargaret Sherman Neef 
*tMaud Sprague 


54% — $176 

tMabel Allen Buxton 
tMary Ball Bigelow 
tMarjory Bond Crowley 
tMargaret Hall Walker 
tLaura Howell 
tClara Hukill Leeds 
tAlice Webster Brush 


25% — $380 

tHelen Buss Towle 
tGertrude Count Barnes 
tMary Cheney Chase 
tHelen Huibert Blague 
tWinifred Ogden Lindley 
tElizabeth Watts 




tMary Bourne Boutell 
tElizabeth Fuller 
tEdith Gardner Tobey 
t Janet Gorton 
tMarjorie Hills Allen 
tCora Soule Robinson 
tMarjorie Soule Byers 


33% — $117 

tClarissa Hall Hammond 
tLaura Jackson Austin 

tGrace Kellogg 
tPersis Mclntire Downey 
tRuth Murray Moore 
tEthel Reigeluth Darby 
tEdith Seccomb Young 


52% — $170 

In memory of Rebecca 

Newton Weedon 
tDorothy Bigelow Arms 
tPersis Bodwell Millspaugh 
tAnna Boynton Hemenway 
tOlivia Flynt 
tMary Hall Lewis 
tMiriom Howard Bushnell 
tMargaret Strong Hill 
tEthel Swain Smith 
tMary Sweeney 
tHenrietta Wiest Zaner 


21% — $153 

tLucy Kilby 
tBarbara Moore Pease 
tNora Sweeney 

35% — $150 

tMary Helen Boyd 

tHelen Danforth Prudden 
tGladys Estabrook 

tHazel Goodrich Waugh 
tHelen Hersey Heffernan 
tLouise Thompson Cottrell 


26% — $146 

tMarion Clark Myerscough 
tHelen Hamblet Dyer 
Frances Jones Steinmetz 
Laura Marland 
tAlice Sweeney 
tBertha Wessel 
tMarie Winsor Appleby 
tMargaret Wylie Ware 


34% — $125 

tRena Atwood Benson 
tEleanor Bartlett Atwater 
tMarion M. Brooks 
Bessie Gleason Bowen 
tMattie Larrabee 

tCatherine Leach 
tElizabeth Leach 
tJessie Nye Blodgett 
tGertrude Shackleton 

tAda Wilkey Bull 
tMarion Winklebleck Hess 
tHarrierte Woolverton 



41% — $210 

tAda Brewster Brooks 
tCharlotte Eaton 
tEleanor Frary Rogers 
tLillon Hamer Atkinson 
tHelene Hardy Bobst 
tEsther Kilton 
tLouise Kimball Jenkins 
tLouise King Childs 
Margaret Markens Hand 
tGrace Merrill Emery 
tDorothy Niles 
tKatharine Odell Randall 
tMargaret Perry James 
tAlice Prescott Plumb 
tHelene Sands Brown 
tEmma Stohn Larrabee 
tEsther Van Dervoort Howe 


23% — $78 

tMiriam Bacon Chellis 
tFrances Cartland 
tMarguerite Dunaway 

tEdith Marsden 
tHarriet Murdock Andersson 
tMarjorie Smithwick 



25% — $335 

tRuth Allen Healy 
1 1 rene Atwood 


tLouise Bacon Fuller 
tKathryn Cooper Richards 
tElizabeth Gray Coit 
tMarion Hubbard Craig 
tEmmavail Luce 

tHelen Martin Thomas 
*tMartha Miller Reese 
tKatharine Righter 

tHelen Snow Murdick 
tMargaret Spear 
tDorothy Stalker 


43% — $333 

In memory of Grace 

Francis Jenkins 
*tRuth Alley Rohrbach 
tKathryn Beck Dow 
tMarea Blackford Fowler 
tGretchen Brown Knights 
tMarion Chandler 
tKatharine Coe Taylor 
tMary Cole Day 
tDorothy Cutler Burr 
tMildred Frost Eaton 
tGladys Glendinning 

Love land 
tJosephine Hamilton Leach 
tHarriette Harrison 
tJane Holt Atkinson 
tGrace Kepner Noble 
tWinifred LeBoutillier Tyer 
tElisabeth Luce Moore 
tMary Martin 
tThelma Mazey Gager 
tGladys Merrill 
tKathreen Noyes Pettit 
tNadine Scovill Young 
tEleonore Taylor Ross 
tMargaret Taylor Stainton 


46% — $387 

tMargaret Ackroyd Hunt 
tHope Allen Brown 
tElizabeth Babb Beveridge 
tEdna Dixon Mansur 
tHelen Donald Coupe 
Irene Franklin Foster 
tLillian Grumman 
tKatherine Hamblet 
tElizabeth Hawkes Miller 
tHilda Heath Safford 
Anna Hussey 
tKatherine Kinney Hecox 
tDoris McClintock Taylor 
tLucy Pratt Rutherford 
tElizabeth Stewart Pieters 
tlsabel Sutherland Kurth 
tHelen Thiel Gravengaard 
tCharlotte Vose Clark 
tHelen Walker Parsons 
Leonore Wickersham Mills 
tBertha Worman Smith 
tMargaret Worman 


28% — $207 

tDorothy Carr 
tElinor Cochrane Knight 
tEthel Dixon McGee 
t Frances Gasser Stover 
tMary Peirce Smith 
tHelen Roser 
tJessamine Rugg Patton 
tWinifred Simpson Worgan 
Martha Smith Cotter 
tElizabeth Thompson 

tFrances Thompson Heely 
tAgnes Titcomb 

tAlma Underwood Udell 
tElizabeth Weld Bennett 
tMary Williams Cochran 


30% — $865 

tJane Baldwin 
tGwendolyn Bloomfield 

tGeneva Burr Sanders 
tKatherine Damon 

tDorothea Flagg Smith 
tBeatrice Goff 
tMargaret Hopkins 

tOlive Howard Vance 
tCarol Iredell 
Cecelia Kunkel Payne 
tMary Mallory Pattison 
tElizabeth MacPherran 

tMary Elizabeth Polk 

tMargaret Potter 

Marian Saunders 

Cheesbo rough 
tAlice Van Schmus Smith 
tAnne Whinery 




tElisabeth Adams Ross 
tNathalie Bartlett 

tMartha Buttrick Rogers 
tBarbara Clay Crampton 
tEdith Damon Bugbee 
tAnne Darling Whitehouse 
tSarah Finch Hartwell 
tElizabeth Flagg Dow 
tFrancelia Holmes 
Charlotte Hudson White 
tElizabeth Maxwell Killian 
tMargery Moon Ziegfeld 
tNatalie Page Neville 
tMary Elizabeth Rudd 
tMary Scudder Marshall 
tMiriam Sweeney McArdle 
tElizabeth Thompson 


tEmily Van Patten 

tEleanor Widen 
tEsther Wood Peirce 


20% — $175 

tSybil Bottomley Talman 
tMargaret Colby 

tDorothy Converse 
tCaroline Hall Wason 
tKatherine Hart Mitchell 
Helen Keating Ott 
tMargaret McKee De Yoe 
tElsie Phillips Marshall 
tGenevra Rumford 
tSusanna Smith Bowler 
tMary Elizabeth Ward 
tFrances Williams 



22% — $111 

tEleanor Bodwell Pepion 
tMadelaine Boutwell 

von Weber 
tElizabeth Burtnett Horle 
tRuth Connolly Burke 
tFrances Howard O'Brien 
tEunice Huntsman 
tTheodate Johnson Severns 
Natalie Jova Howell 
tHildred Sperry Raymond 
Elizabeth Ward Saunders 


28% — $795 

tAdelaide Black 
tBarbara Bloomfield Wood 
tCatherine Blunt Pierson 
tAnstiss Bowser Wagner 
Elizabeth Butler Allen 
tKatharine Clay Sawyer 
tRuth Deadman McLennan 
tJean Donald Manus 
tFrances Flagg Sanborn 
tDorothy Gillette Henley 
tPatricia Goodwillie 

tEdith Ireland Wood 
tLucie Locker Rash 
tSuzanne Loizeaux 
tEdda Renouf Gould 
tSylvea Shapleigh Curtis 
tCarlotta Sloper 


27% — $259 

tHelen Amesse 
* tMary Ayers Hower 
tHelen Connolly McGuire 
tMargaret Creelman Nelson 
tKatherine Farlow 

tEllen Faust 

tJune Hinman Marques 
tEmily House Maidment 
tMarion Ireland Conant 
tLois Kimball 
Edna Marland 
tSylvia Miller Bellows 
tRuth Nason Downey 
tMargaret Nay Gramkow 
tRuth Perry 
tEdna Russell Watson 
tAylmer Stantial Kempton 


17% — $215 

Christine Bliss Billings 
tLois Dunn Morse 
tFrances Gould Parker 
tBeatrice Lane Mercer 
Helen Leavitt Fisher 
tMargaret Nivison Chase 
tJosephine Paret Barrett 
tEmily Sloper Shailer 
tElisabeth Small* 


42% — $297 

In memory of Elizabeth 

Bowser Smith 
In memory of Dorothe 

In memory of Ann 

Miller Ludlow 
In memory of Bettina 

Rollins Wheeler 
In memory of Louise 

Tobey Dean 
tLouise Anthony Castor 
tKatharine Blunt Polsby 
tCatherine Bowden Barnes 
tGrace Castle 
tFrances Cobb Russell 
tMary Eaton Graf 
Marjorie Ellis Porter 
tOlive Elsey Weigle 
tBarbara Folk Howe 
tPolly Francis Loesch 
tHarriet Gilmore Yoh 
tLois Hardy Daloz 
tJeannette Hubbard 
tJoyce Jarman McNamara 
tEleanor Jones Bennett 
tRoberta Kendall Kennedy 
tEstelle Levering Chestnut 
tMary Elizabeth Macdonald 
tElizabeth McKinney 

tDespina Plakias 

Edith Smith Hill** 
tGrace Stephens 

5 Gift matched by Jackson 
& Moreland Division of 
United Engineers & Con- 
structors, Inc. 

tZ Gift matched by J. M. 
Huber Corp. 




Chapin House, a new dorm from a traditional handsome structure on Phillips Street 



II ."Itiitf 


Two paddle tennis courts for winter exercise 



32% — $2,123.25 

tRuth Baker Johnson 
"(■Katharine Bigelow 

tDonna Brace Ogilvie 
tAlice Canoune Coates 
tRosamond Castle Olivetti 
Alice Eckman Mason 
tKatharine Foster 

tGrace Hadley MacMillan 
tChristine Hollands Struck 
"(Barbara Lamson 

t Barbara Lord Mathias 
tJanice Lovell Jenkins 
tElizabeth Perry Lewis 
tHelen Ripley 
tElizabeth Southworth 

Elizabeth Stout Valz 
tDoris Sturtevant Bacon 
tFrances Sullivan Sullivan 


31% — $354 

tDoris Allen Carroll 
tKatherine Allen Babson 
tMary Bacon 
tKatharine Brace 

tRuth Cann Baker 
tNancy Carr Holmes 
tAbby Castle Kemper 
Constance Chamberlin 

Evelyn Folk Ramsdell 
Barbara Graham Holland 
tMary Henderson Lee 
tDorothy Hunt Bassett 
tLisette Micoleau 

Frances Scudder Glisson 
Elizabeth Sharp 

de Sieyes 
tMary Smead Homlar 
tJane Sullivan 
tNanine Wheeler Allender 
tMarie Whitehill 


16% — $200 

tHelen Allen Henry 
t Isabel Arms 
tHelen Cutler Appleton 
tFlorence Dunbar 

Patricia Hall Staton 
tElizabeth Holihan Giblin 
tEunice Randall 
tGeorgia Thomson 
tMariette Whittemore 

tHarriet Wright Miller 
17% — $113 

tMargaret Chase Johnson 
tRozilla Chase Roberts 

tAnn Cole Gannett 
tMarcia Gaylord Norman 
tKathleen Palmer Race 
tHelen Rice Wiles 
tMariatra Tower Arnold 
tKathryn Whittemore 


12% — $130 

tKatherine Damon Reed 
tMary Flaherty Savage 
tCassandra Kinsman 

tNancy Marsh Gares 
Sarah O'Reilly Loria 

17% — $185 

tLaura Chedel Miller 
Elaine Eaton Perine 
Georgeanna Gabeler Selden 
tGeraldine Johnson 
tElizabeth Jordan 
Elizabeth Murphy Garrison 
tClaire Oppenheim Marum 
tEllen Rivinius Hill 
tShirley Smith King 
tEliese Strahl Cutler 
tMargit Thony 

30% — $245 

tSally Burns Beckwith 
tMary Dooley Bragg 
tLucy Hawkes Lamson 
tFrances Mahoney Gay 
tGrace Nichols Knight 
tVirginia Nourse Salomon 
tBarbara Reinhart 

tElinor Robinson Goodwin 
tSally Scates Engelkirk 
Patricia Smith Magee 
tPauline Spear Chapin 
tMary Swan 
tMary Trafton Simonds 

20% — $222 

tMarjorie Boesel Van 

tCorinne Brooks Cornish 
tCatherine Forbush Bass 
tElisabeth Joost Todd 
tNancy Kincaid Breslin 
tElizabeth McArdle 

tElizabeth Melcher 

tPriscilla Richards Phenix 
tAnne Sawyer Greene 
tLillian Seller Willins 
Grace Vibberts Conlin 


15% — $115 

tMarjorie Coll Fields 
tRosa Fletcher Crocker 

tMarjorie Holt Campbell 
tElizabeth McBride 

tAnne Simpson White 
tConstance Thurber 

tMary Toohey Kruse 
tCarol Whittemore Fellows 

14% — $190 

tFrances Cross Jones 
tVirginia Halstead 

tJoan Hubbard Lawson 
tMary Koch Danos 
tMarjorie MacMullen 

tPolly Pancoast Tunkey 
tJeanne Waugh Harney 


20% — $205 

tLee Burnett Peterson 
tFrances Chandler Futch 
Mary Chase Foster 
tJeanne Cowles 
tPhyllis Crocker England 
tCarolyn Cross Robbins 
tDorothy Garry Warlick 
tMary Howard Nutting 
tElizabeth Meyer Haynes 
tChristine Robinson Likins 
Danna Whitlock DeBragga 
tPriscilla Williams Dorian 

14% — $127 

tJoan Belden McDonough 
tNancy Eccles Roome 
tAlda Grieco Cesarini 
tJoan List Van Ness 
tEloise Perkins Beck 
tJane Philbin Dreyfuss 
tLuella Sommer Vermeil 
tFrances Troub Roberts 


23% — $540 

Mary Bertucio Arnold 
tAnnette Curran Conlon 
tPatricia Daniels Hanson 
Virginia Fong Chan 
tBetty Hardy Verdery 
tBarbara Hill Kennedy 
tMargaret McFarlin 
tMarilyn Menschik 

tRuth Rathbone Hildreth 
tJane Rutherfordit 
tBarbara Sanders Dadmun 

tThirsa Sands Fuiks 
tMargaret Stuart Beale 
tElsie Williams Kehaya 

18% — $191 

In memory of Jane 

Patterson Tilney 
tMary Beckman 

tJean Craig Fitzgerald 
tAmelia Daves Kopald 
tMargaret Howard Long 
Janet Humphrey 
tSara Ann Loughridge 

tElizabeth Rowley 

tBettye Rutherford 

tJoyce Yoffa Rudolph 


18% — $112 

tElisabeth Colson Tierney 
tCynthia Holmes Spurrjff 
tMolly Hubbard Mercer 
tRuth Kirstein Turkanis 
tFrances MacDonald 

tAlma Mastrangelo 

tNancy Nicholas Wengert 
tKatherine Pendleton 

tShirley Woodams 



22% — $402 

tBarbara Ball Bacon 
tBarbara Beecher Carl 
Barbara Haserick Dodge 
tJoan Holdsworth Maxwel 
tMary Jane Kurth 

tSally Leavitt Cheney 
tAndree Luce Cooney 
tMarion Marsh Birney 
tMarjorie Milne Winston 
tCynthia Smith McFalls 
tShirley Sommer 

tJoan Sweeney 
tMary Taylor Sherpick 
tBeatrice Van Cleve Lee 

$ Gift matched by the 
Morgan Guaranty Trust 
Company of New York 

$ Gift matched by Olin- 
Mathieson Charitable 

## Gift matched by The 
Bank of New York 

### Gift matched by Ford 
Fund Education Aid 



17% — $330 

tSally Allen Waugh 
tPatricia Bowne 

tEllen Brumback 
tMary Burton Blakney 
Noma Clayton Flint 
tKatharine Johnson 

tGreta Leinbach Smith 
tFrances Little 

tMarjorie Sommer Tucker 
tCarolyn Teeson Keller 


27% — $535 

Jane Brown Reynolds 
Lois Derby Taylor 
tHelen Dowd Richards 
tVirginia Eason Weinmann 
tEdith Flather Swan 
Barbara Goddard Theg 
tDiane Gould Berkeley 
tDorthea Hall Kernan 
tSally Humason Bradlee 
Patricia Jaffer Abernethy 
tMargaret Kimball 

tCarol McLean Bly 
tMargot Meyer Richter 
tMary Louise Miller Hart 
tMartha Morse Abbot 
tSusanne Robbins de Wolf 
tGeraldine Treadway 



30% — $1,153.78 

tMartha Ball Geiken 
tMartha Barber Lowrance 
tKatharine Bigelow 

tLee Booth Witwer 
tNadine Cookman Price 
tJosephine Hildreth Mirza 
tRosemary Jones 
tJacqueline Kay 

tJane Kenah Dewey 
tMary Katharine Lackey 

tMary Marton Davenport 
tMarguerite Moss Heery 
tElizabeth Ogden Tod 

$ Gift matched by The 
United States Trust 
Company of New York 

tt Gift matched by Pitney- 
Bowes, Inc. 

tNancy Richmond Hammer 
tAnn Robinson Joyce 
Julie Schauffler Bucklin 
Mackay Selden Bush 
tBarbara Shulze Baldwin 
tHelen Tasche North 
tEleanor Wallis 
Genevieve Young Sun 


8% — $100 

Elinor Bozyan Warburg 
tBarbara Hamby McLane 
tCamilla Titcomb 
t Deborah Williams 

tJane Woolverton Wrench 


23% — $254 

tMary Bixby Lamb 
tNoelle Blackmer Beatty 
tPatricia Burke Wright 
tElspeth Caldwell 

tAnne Dunsford Hockmeyer 
tCynthia Faigle Quinn 
tCoralie Huberth Sloan 
Margaretta Kitchell 

tDorothy Lampert 

tSusan Morgan Rolontz 
tAnn Moser Hughes 
Jane Pope Bertoni 
tAlice Russell Farner 
tSarah Stevens MacMillan 
tGloria Yoffa Portnoy 


18% — $225 

Anne Bissell Gates 
Barbara Dougherty 

Sally Dower Saglio 
tAlison Faulk Curtis 
tSylvia Finger Marlio 
tCarolin Furst Carlson 
tEdna Grieco Thomas 
tConstance Hall 

tSusan Kimball Wheelock 
tSally Mason Crowell 
Shelia Swenson Weil 
tAnn Taylor Van Rosevelt 
tMargaret Whittal Hoadley 


17% — $130 

tJoan Baird 
tLorna Ball Prescott 
tSally Binenkorb Zilber 
Harriett Brown DeLong 

Persis Goodnow Hamilton 
tElizabeth Griffiths 

Ann Lyons Litz 
Constance Markert Day 
tNancy Muth Clements 
tJaquelin Perry Fleet 
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BOARDING SCHOOL, 1971 . . . 

Should She or Shouldn 't She ? 

The following excerpts come from an Admissions Office response to the mother 
of a candidate for 1972. Portions of the mother's letter appear first, followed by 
what can only be called thoughts and considerations — not answers — from 
the Admissions Office. 

"Dear Mrs. Kaiser: 

What a tough decision to make, and we 
still can't make it! I've just returned from 
Alumnae Council Meetings at [her college], 
where I was advised by almost everyone not 
to send Chris away to boarding school. The 
consensus was that in today's troubled and 
confusing world it is much better to keep 
your child at home where you can keep in 
close touch, even if the education offered is 
mediocre and unchallenging. I agree that it 
is important to face together the issues of 
drugs, sex, cars, and booze, but I can't re- 
concile in my own mind sacrificing Chris' 
keen mind and earnest desire to be challeng- 
ed intellectually. Learning can be exciting 
and fun. Thus far Chris hasn't found it so. 
They talk about turning on to drugs, etc. 
I'm much more afraid she'll turn off from 
learning. Sure, we really want Chris to be 
home with us, and she knows it, but she 
also knows that we can offer her the challenge 
she's not getting here at home. So there we 
are, hovering on the horns of a dilemma . . . 
I guess we need more encouragement that 
boarding school and particularly Abbot is 
the right solution. 

Sincerely yours . . ." 

"Dear Mrs. 

The problem you're trying to solve is a 
very legitimate one. In all honesty, I would 
never try to claim that a boarding school 
experience is right for every child, and that 
those who do not attend boarding school 
are in some way deprived. The opposite side 
of the coin, of course, is that you cannot 
categorically say that leaving home for board- 
ing school is bound to be a bad experience. 
Much of it lies in knowing your own child. 

You face this, I think, in your realization 
that the educational opportunities for Chris 
at home are not stimulating or challenging, 
and that there might be a lot to be gained 
in this respect by attending a more demand- 
ing school. 

"You say that your friends advised you 
that 'it is better to keep your child at home 
where you can keep in close touch . . .' I 
have a feeling that real closeness in a family 
is established (or not established) well before 
the high school years. If it has been establish- 
ed, the child's experience at boarding school 
need not mean that the closeness is dimin- 
ished. If it is not established, I think that 
the distance between parent and child can 
become enormous even when the child is 
living at home. If, by closeness, your friends 
were alluding simply to parental supervision, 
I wonder whether it is not likely that the 
relationship will perforce become strained 
throughout the high school years. 

"As you will have gathered, in my mind 
this issue boils down to a factor of trust and 
honesty in the relationships which a family 
establishes within itself. Keeping a child at 
home is no guarantee that the issues of drugs, 
etc., will not rear their increasingly ugly 
heads. Nor will boarding school guarantee 
that she be exposed to many dubious ex- 
periences. If a girl comes to Abbot for real 
intellectual experiences, for learning experi- 
ences above and beyond what her local high 
school is likely to offer, she'll find such ex- 
periences. But so much of it has to do with 
the girl herself; much of what a girls gets 
out of Abbot has to do with what she puts 
into it. That's a tritely familiar line, but it's 

"Naturally, I'm going to argue in favor of 
the boarding school experience, and Abbot 


in particular. The question is bigger than 
Abbot, however, and my feelings about the 
subject come not only from loving and re- 
specting Abbot, but also from my own ex- 
periences at Milton, and from meeting and 
talking with Chris this summer. It really does 
seem to me that her ability, interests, wide 
range of reading, etc. all argue for finding 
the most stimulating environment for the 
next few years — one in which she'll grow 
in all respects. If she herself is ready for 
boarding school and wants it, if she can hap- 
pily take on the responsibilities involved, re- 
sponsibilities to herself, to her parents, and 
to the school of her choice, then it looks to 
me like the most positive step to take. 

"By the way, have you read 'The Four- 
School Study Report'? (Subtitled: 16-20, The 
Liberal Education of an Age Group). You 
might be very interested to do so. It is avail- 
able from the College Entrance Examination 
Board, Publications Order Office, Box 592, 
Princeton, N.J. 08540. The price is $1.50. 

"I've rambled on a good deal . . . and I 
hope some of my thoughts are relevant. I'll 
be glad to hear from you again, and hope 
very much that you and Chris will decide 
in favor of giving boarding school a try. If 
you feel that Abbot needs clearer delineation 
in comparison with other schools, let me 
know. I'll be glad to continue to help in 
any way I can." 

Most sincerely, 
Mrs. Jon E. Kaiser 
Director of Admissions 



Mrs. Harford Powel 

Judging from her large paintings in tb 
recent Phillips-Abbot faculty art show at Ad- 
dison Gallery, Virginia Powel, head of Aft- ■< 
bot's art department, is a very modern, ab- 
stract painter. "But I could never find happi j ' 
ness in plastic on cliffs," she says, "I really 
love to squash around in the paint." 

When the first rocferobegan landing on 
the moon, these brilliant, high-keyed abstrac- 
tions in acrylic began /» appear. The twisting, 
diaphanous planes, showing some Feininger 
influence, perhaps, give more the impression 
of motion, of speed; Thd mbod is adventure. 

One of the, paintings, somewhat smaller, is 
a different sort of adventure. Mrs. Powel 
seems to select a limited section of the spec- 
trum to create a mopd. The enchanted yel- 
lows, and oranges of ^Mid-summer Night's 
Dr^am" are spiced with ^ey-green and black, 
studio-apartment at' the corner of Main 
>r ton Streets, fullftpf the same sense of 

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light and design, is done in these colors. 

"You're looking at the work of a Sunday 
painter, really," she points out. "I've always 
been much more concerned with teaching 
other people to paint." The range of mediums 
is versatile: visual perception (mandatory for 
all second year students), silk screen, etching, 
sculpture, besides painting in watercolor, 
acrylic and oil. At home, she also has a dark 
room for projects in photography. 

Among those who come to the beloved rab- 
bit warren of studios on the top floor of 
Draper Hall, are a dozen boys from P.A. It 
"gives them an opportunity to create in a 
less structured situation." Having had a son 
of her own, Mrs. Powel rides as smoothly as 
possible over their startling penchant for 
enormous canvases of monsters, nudes, sur- 
realist landscapes in all mediums. Free Wed- 
nesday and Saturday afternoons will find 
several still hard at work. 

Both the boys and the many talented girls 
are creating breathtaking designs in silk 
screen that would look well on the gallery 
walls of Newbury Street. Mrs. Powel herself 
has done a recent series of silk screen color 
experiments in highly modern design. 

Perhaps even because she is a friendly 
person, with an irrepressible mirth and wit, 
she has a need for privacy in her work, and 
has rented a quiet studio in Quebec for the 
summer. Respect for this need in her students 
as well, led to her own design and recom- 
mendations to the architects of the new Art 
Center planned for next year. 

The art education of Virginia Powel has 
been extensive and continuous. She was 
brought up in Texas where, as a child, she 
studied with Xavier Gonzalez, and suspects 
her taste for color became a way of life then. 
A Bachelor of Design degree at Newcomb 
College in New Orleans was followed shortly, 

by two years at the Museum of Art in Cin- 
cinnati, then the Art Students League in New 
York. Here she was monitor in Reginald 
Marsh's class. 

"Your work is too intangible," he'd insist. 
"Ought to be able to see a canvas a block 
away!" Virginia didn't really like his earthy 
style, although on the whole she likes all 
good painters, from all periods. She is think- 
king, however, of reintroducing the figure 
in her work. 

"Art today is curiously dehumanized. The 
computer, bigger and better machinery of all 
kinds, have submerged the individual painter, 
even the individual nation. It's an interna- 
tional art now." Then she brightens, charac- 
teristically, "Amounts to an international 
language! The next show at the Museum of 
Fine Arts in Boston will be intriguingly in- 
ternational. It's on Earth Art." 

In Boston, she has taken courses in etching 
and silk screen. Summers, when not teaching 
at Phillips Summer School, she has visited 
museums in Greece, Rome, Paris and Mexico. 

Asked about the harmonious colors she 
uses, with few neutrals and dissidents, about 
her obvious quest for beauty, she replied, 
"Yes, I want beauty. But 'beauty' is a hard 
word. In Goya's pictures on the devastations 
of war, or Picasso's 'Guernica', you might 
not want to live with them in close quarters, 
but because they are so well-composed, the 
forms so right, the anti-war message gets 
through and becomes a kind of powerful 

If there was struggle in creating the new 
abstractions it doesn't show. "Sometimes, 
though, your best energies will come out of 
complete failure. You react with a surge of 
ideas you couldn't have had before. But you 
have to go through all that misery first." 

E. F. C. 


Phase II: 


Abbot's friendship with Phillips has taken 
on the nature of a sonata in three movements. 
Observers note three distinct phases arranged 
in ABA form going on between the two 
schools. The first simultaneous announce- 
ment by the Boards of Trustees last fall that 
the schools would (either) coordinate or 
merge, has been completed. We have heard 
the exposition and the theme of joint co- 
operation is clear in everyone's mind. The 
question now remains: how will it take place? 

The development section began this Janu- 
ary in the form of three successive Tuesday 
evening discussion groups. Each group, of 
approximately 15 participants, discussed one 
subject of concern to both schools per eve- 
ning, bringing up curriculum, boy-girl rela- 
tions, and community organization. Both 
faculties, then, and 150 students have been 
involved in a dialogue about essential issues 
in the education of Abbot and Phillips 

Working on agendas drawn up by the re- 
spective committees for Curriculum, Boy-Girl 
Relations, and Community Organiation, the 
discussions have centered on planning and 
philosophy, and branched out into theorizing, 
argumentation, and often humor. Under- 
standably enough, most of the groups have 
been primarily concerned with asking ques- 
tions: questions about what Abbot is, ques- 
tions about what Phillips is, and the great 
question of what they might be together. 
That such ambitious exploration should in- 
volve so many people is typical of the two 


institutions, both ambitious to plan for future 
excellence on a democratic basis. Both in- 
stitutions too are beginning to see themselves 
very much in human terms; in terms of per- 
sonalities and genuine issues rather than of 
diplomatic questions and polite arrangements 
of occasional reciprocity. 

Before discussion groups began, Abbot girls 
were given their choices as to which groups 
they wished to visit. Although it might have 
been expected that adolescent teen-agers 
would most readily undertake discussing boy- 
girl relations or possibly the political angles 
of community organization, they chose — 
far and away the great majority — to discuss 
questions of curriculum. This being the case, 
the first discussions actively involved students 
who were vocal and concerned. Such broad 
questions as, "What are the aims of education 
at Phillips Academy?" were tackled with vigor 
and imagination. Faculty were confronted 
with the dilemma of how to explain the 
intricacies of curriculum planning in an hour 
and ten minutes, to students who had no 
previous experience in formal educational 
theory. Many found the challenge exasperat- 
ing, others welcomed it. Others found that 
they were learning from their own explana- 
tions. The rapid rate of change in educational 
technology and goals, seemed to have brought 
everyone to the realization that change was 
on the way, and, in fact, already occurring as 
the discussions were going on. 

To discuss boy-girl relations, the Abbot 
and Phillips committees solicited opinions on 
a statement of policy stressing natural in- 
formality with responsible conduct taken 
from the Phillips Summer School catalogue. 
Everyone seemed decided that any guidelines 
about conduct should be based on natural 
informality and good sense. Many of the 
discussions resembled homey dialogues be- 

tween parental figures, concerned to preserve 
integrity and decorum, and teenagers rapidly 
maturing to adulthood, determined to find 
the blend of freedom and responsibility that 
would allow maximal self-determirration for 
both boys and girls. 

"How should a new community of 1200 
students (800 boys, 400 girls) organize and 
govern itself?" A purposefully broad ques- 
tion. This illicited a variety of responses 
involving everything from single sex dorms 
to comprehensive clusters — a term designed 
to indicate a mini-school structure whereby, 
within the Andover academic community, 
single autonomous units of from 120 to 400 
students would organize themselves with their 
own faculty, activities, athletic teams, and 
living space. An important model for these 
talks was the Abbot Town Meeting form of 
government which, while sometimes flawed, 
and often cumbersome in practice, was sig- 
nificant to many Abbot students and P.A. 
boys searching for a more direct student in- 
volvement in school life. Most Abbot students 
were enthusiastic about the present house- 
parent plan at Abbot which allowed adults 
to be resident in dormitories and involved 
with students while not actually carrying an 
additional teaching load. 

With both sides so full of ideas and time 
so short, the January talks were only a be- 
ginning. What they did accomplish was to 
introduce issues and personalities for sub- 
sequent talks — between faculty and faculty, 
between students and students — about 
planning the future. The talk of course is 
still going on in dormitories, in faculty 
meetings, in social gatherings. We hope that 
alumnae will be able to join in these talks 
as well, to help cast a new and exciting 
venture in independent education. 





Photographs by Wendy Snyder 
Iriginal works by the 
•>eople portrayed 
anuary 6 - 31 
Iddison Gallery of 

\m eric an Art 

ndover, Massachusetts 

arty for the people 

n and out 

f the photographs 

anuary 8, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 






Let no one ever tell me again that an 
idealist's dreams can not come true, for one 
of mine is going to materialize this Spring. 

For the first time Abbot Academy is going 
to have a Washington Intern Program for 
girls who are Senior Mids. This program can 
involve as many as ten girls who will spend 
seven weeks working for a Senator or Con- 

Organization of this program first began 
late last year when I asked Mr. Gordon what 
the possibility of having such a program 

would be. He was very enthusiastic and of- 
ferred to help wherever possible. With ad- 
ditional aid from Miss Goodwin, Miss Min- 
ard, and Mr. Stapleton, the program was 
structured during this past Summer and Fall, 
and is now almost completed. 

The girls will be staying at the National 
Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, 
D.C. As they will not be subject to the rules 
of that school there will be a chaperone 
living with them. 

Each day they will take a bus to Capitol 
Hill where they will be working in such 
offices as that of Senator Muskie or that of 
Senator Fullbright. Though a girl may begin 
by doing such trivial tasks as filing or mes- 
sage carrying, if she proves herself responsible 
the job will gradually include more challeng- 
ing opportunities. 

In addition the girls will share evening 
seminars in American History with the boys 
from Phillips Andover Academy and Phillips 
Exeter Academy who also have Washington 
Intern Programs. These seminars will allow 
the students to finish their history course and 
discuss some of their experiences. Further- 
more, there will be luncheons or evening 
seminars with other members of our vast 
governmental system, and there will be time 
to attend sessions of the House and Senate. 

Where it is possible acedemic subjects will 
be completed through independent study. As 
this would be quite difficult in a few courses 
each teacher will make arrangements for the 
completion of these according to the needs 
of the individual. 

Though it sounds as if the participants 
will be working very hard, it may prove to 
be their best chance to gain a little insight 
into the complicated machinery which oper- 
ates this country. 

— Abbe Shaine, 72 



"After all, isn't part of education the 
testing of our ideas?" 

"Definitely!" was our reply to the Abbot 
'69 students who brought up the suggestion 
of Creativity Days two years ago. As a faculty 
we liked the idea. The students were pro- 
posing that two days of winter term be de- 
voted to doing those things that we have 
wanted to do all year but haven't had the 
time or to trying our hand at something we 
had never before done. Whatever the result, 
it would offer a breath of fresh air, a change 
of pace, a welcome break in a long winter. 
The Art Department was swamped by stu- 
dents and faculty alike, while others were in- 
volved in group discussions, sewing, athletics, 
reading, walking, sleeping, or just simply re- 
laxing. The consensus dubbed it a success 
with several recommendations if it were to 
be done again. Last winter the second session 
of Creativity Days were held. Many thought 
that the main problem was the scheduling 
of the days early in January. 

During the summer joint Abbot-Phillips 
meetings, the subject of an "Intensive Studies 
Week" arose. Discussions were favorable and 
the week of February 8-12 was designated for 
it. Early this fall a combined Abbot-Phillips 
committee convened. First on the agenda was 
to change the formidable title given to the 
time period, and then was suggested Winter 
Workshop Week. It was decided that the 
two schools had best work separately to 
gather ideas from each campus and then 
assemble them into workshops and projects, 
looking forward to cross-enrollment where 

Three Abbot teachers, Mary Minard of the 
History Department, Hilda Whyte of the 
Science Department, and James Lynch of the 
Mathematics Department are acting as co- 
ordinators of the week here. After two large 

group discussions with faculty and students, 
ten students volunteered to serve with us oh 
our committee to help gather ideas. These 
ranged from a Model United Nations to 
Macrame; from a Study of Transformational 
grammar to a Study of Bob Dylan; from 
group Dynamics to Glass Blowing. Forty 
projects in all were originally offered with 
numerous individual projects suggested and 
approved as well. Every student has chosen 
at least one, at most three projects to pursue 
throughout the week. We are very optimistic 
that this will be a successful and enriching 
educational experience, and we hope to in- 
clude an analysis of it in the next issue of 
the FORUM. 

James F. Lynch 
24 Jan. 1971 

The Play of Daniel 

13th century religious music drama (voices 
from Abbot and P.A. choruses, violins, clari- 
net, 2 percussionists). 

la. Designing and building costumes and 
props. (Karl Krumpe, William Schnei- 
der, Rowland Sturges) 

An Introduction to Transformational 

"Language is a house for people to live in." 
This course will try to find out a bit more 
about this house: What are its structural ele- 
ments and how are they put together. Di- 
gressions will include comparative notes 
about foreign languages, hints at why and 
where we make mistakes in a foreign lan- 
guage, connections between language and 


A 60-page textbook will be used. Starting 
from English examples, some general under- 
lying structures will be investigated and then 
exercised on more examples (English and 
eventually French, Spanish, Russian, Ger- 
man). There will be an assignment of about 
1 to 2 hours each day. 

The result will be, I hope, a better under- 
standing of what goes on when we speak, 
write, read, listen and some basic knowledge 
of transformational grammar, i.e. "new" 

(Ueli Hepp) 

Geometric Construction 

Geometric construction of solids, construc- 
tion of polyhedra, mobile making, etc. 

(Ruth Hayn) 


Why has it been, historically, an example 
of everything best and worst in a city. Will 
include trips to the Boston Symphony and 
Museum of Fine Arts, among other things. 

(Pat Edmonds) 

A Music Group 

A performance of "In C" by Terry Riley 
(1965), which is scored for an indefinite num- 
ber of instruments, but sounds best with 6-10 
performers. Course will consist of daily re- 
hearsals and discussions of the piece, with a 
public performance on the final day. Ability 
to read music is essential, as well as reasonable 


Dedication of Chapin House 

at Abbot Academy t Andover, November 6th, 1970 

The following words and prayer were spoken by the Reverend Sidney Lovett long time friend 
of the Chapin family, Chaplain Emeritus of Yale University, Trustee of Abbot Academy and 
now Trustee Emeritus, at the Chapin House dedication held during the Annual Meeting of the 
Trustees November 6, 1970. 

The gift of Chapin House to Abbot Academy was made by Mrs. E. Barton Chapin 
( Jeanne tte T. Chapin) in memory of and in accordance with the wishes of her husband, E. 
Barton Chapin, late of Andover, who was for many years President of the Trustees of Abbot 

Mr. and Mrs. Melville Chapin also attended the dedication. Mr. Chapin currently a trustee 
of Abbot is active as chairman of the Trustee Sub-Committee on Coeducation. 

When Phil Allen invited me last summer 
to preside over the dedication of Chapin 
House, I accepted his invitation with both 
alacrity and gratitude. These feelings were 
prompted by my long-standing friendship 
and affection for Bart Chapin and his family 
who have given this lovely and spacious 
house which was their home, to Abbot 

It is my good fortune to have married into 
an Abbot family. My wife, her two sisters 
and her mother were graduated from Abbot. 
After some scrutiny by Mr. Burton Flagg, a 
long-time neighbor and friend of the School, 
I was invited to become a member of the 
Board of Trustees, in the early 1920's. Miss 
Bertha Bailey, of blessed memory, was the 
Principal and Judge Marcus Morton, the 
Chairman of the Board. Bart Chapin was 
then active as a Trustee, and our long and 
friendly association began at that time. 

The Judge presided over the Board Meet- 
ings very much as he ruled his court. Some 
general debate over matters of policy was 
permitted. Discreet dissent was rare, though 
tolerated, and the Judge rendered a final 

decision. The Board meetings were orderly, 
but the transaction of business a bit on the 
dull side. 

With Judge Morton's retirement, and Bart 
Chapin's succession as Chairman, the whole 
climate of Board meetings changed very much 
as yesterday's cold gray skies have given place 
to today's warm sunshine and blue sky. The 
glow of Bart's rich human nature, his home- 
spun wisdom and his infectious sense of 
humor transformed what had been somewhat 
perfunctory Board meetings into exciting 
gatherings of friends. He led us in a com- 
mon dedication to the pursuit of excellence 
in every aspect of the Academy's life. He was 
largely instrumental in the selection of Miss 
Marguerite Hearsey as Miss Bailey's successor. 
On a foundation of solid achievement, Miss 
Hearsey built this house of learning into a 
corporate embodiment of sound education 
and the accompanying social amenities. Both 
Bart and Miss Hearsey would rejoice with 
all of us trustees, faculty and students in 
the present innovation and friendly leader- 
ship of the Academy, personified by Don and 
Josie Gordon. 


Bart Chapin's tall imposing figure made 
him an unforgettable part of the Andover 
landscape. He loved both Abbot and Phillips 
and this community, and his devotion was 
tall and broad enough to include Yale Uni- 
versity from which he graduated in 1906, 
and his chosen profession which he adorned 
with a fine integrity of mind and heart. He 
was a complete stranger to falsehood, and 
there was nothing true and lovely that he 
was afraid to know and to cherish. 

It is most appropriate that this house in 
which he and jeannette lived for so many 
years with their two splendid sons, should 

now become a home for a family of Abbot 
girls and their friendly house-parents. We 
take this occasion to express again Abbot 
Academy's gratitude to Bart and his family 
for giving this house and its surrounding 
gardens and trees to the School. We declare 
our pride in the name it bears, and dedicate 
Chapin House, as a living memorial to Bart, 
who during his life, gave Abbot so prodigallv 
of his wisdom and his wit and above all his 
superb confidence in the Academy's growth 
in developing the whole personality of its 
privileged and responsible students. 


Almighty God, Who makest Thy children to be of one mind 
in a house, we ask Thy blessing upon this company, come 
together in this pleasant place. 

We remember with gratitude our friend and colleague E. 
Barton Chapin, who has given this house to be a home for 
successive generations of Abbot girls. We give thee thanks, O 
God, for his long and devoted service to the Academy, wise in 
his counsels and firm in his faith in the progress of this historic 

Let Thy continued favor rest upon Abbot Academy, which 
is as a fruitful field which Thou has planted. May all its mem- 
bers be imbued with joy that comes from the possession of new 
knowledge and the grace that civility and pure manners provides. 

We dedicate this house to its present usage. Let its walls en- 
compass girls and houseparents in happy association. Furnish 
it with both mirth and sobriety, as becomes a family mindful 
alike of its privileges and obligations. Let its threshold be high 
enough to exclude all pride and envy; low enough to insure 
the presence of those who bear the gifts of friendship and love. 
And now may God bless our coming in and our going out from 
this day forth and even forevermore. 

Amen. ff 


Mrs. E. Barton Chapin and her son, Melville Chapin 


Happy Birthday: 



1871 100 YEARS 1971 


Class Fund Secretary List 19704971 

1903 Mrs. R. Clyde Gerber (Margaret Wilson), 145 So. Mariposa Ave., Los Angeles, Calif 90004 

1907 Mrs. J. Edward Crowley (Marjory Bond) 142 High St., Reading, Mass. 01867 

1908 Mrs. Franklin T. Towle (Helen Buss) .... 137 Mt. Vernon St., West Roxbury, Mass. 02132 

1909 Miss Janet L. Gorton 81 Phillips St., Boston, Mass. 02114 

1910 Miss Grace F. Kellogg 5 Blueberry Hill Rd., Centerville, Mass. 02632 

1916 Mrs. Philip D. Dalrymple (Mildred Jenkins) 27 Bridge St., Salem, N.H. 03079 

1917 Mrs. Myron S. Chellis (Miriam Bacon) 

27 Wenham House, Beverly Commons, Beverly, Mass. 01915 

1918 Miss Irene Atwood 260 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02116 

1920 Mrs. H. Dunham Hunt (Margaret Ackroyd) R.D. 4, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020 

1921 Mrs. Hugh A. Ward (Marian Ailing) 1192 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10028 

1923 Mrs. Sterling Dow (Elizabeth Flagg) 159 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138 

1924 Mrs. Charles Bowler (Susanna Smith) 27B Pheasant, Lakehurst, N.J. 08733 

1925 Mrs. Ariel F. Horle (Elizabeth Burtnett) 3210 Polk, El Paso, Tex. 79930 

1926 Mrs. Morris B. Wood (Edith Ireland) Strathmere Club, Amesbury, Mass. 01913 

1927 Mrs. Kendrick F. Bellows (Sylvia Miller) Nepawin Lane, Plainfield, N.J. 07060 

1929 Mrs. Russell T. Loesch (Polly Francis) 77 Young Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009 

1930 Mrs. George R. Struck (Christine Hollands), 47 Charrington Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 14609 

1931 Mrs. Carl Keil (Marcia Rudd) 337 Middlesex Rd., Darien, Conn. 06820 

1932 Miss Isabel Arms 21 Metcalf St., Worcester, Mass. 01609 

1933 Mrs. Warhis Shaw (Jane Ritchie) 125 Underwood Ave., Warwick, R.I. 02888 

1935 Mrs. E. Whittredge Clark (Doris Anderson) 29 Agawam Rd., Acton, Mass. 01720 

1936 Mrs. Gage Olcott (Helen O'Brien) 40 Oakridge Rd., Wellesley, Mass. 02181 

1937 Mrs. James R. Dowd (Frances Connelly) 140 Lovejoy Rd., Andover, Mass. 01810 

1938 Mrs. Malcolm A. Letts (Phyllis England) Box 104, East Brewster, Mass. 02640 

1939 Mrs. Ralph E. Livingston (Lucia Buchanan) 39 Wilson Rd., Concord, Mass. 01742 

1940 Mrs. Philip L. Ettele (Patricia Elliot) 19 Chester Rd., Darien, Conn. 06820 

1941 Mrs. Long Reed (Sue Long) 6334 Cavalier Corridor, Falls Church, Va. 22044 

1942 Miss Jane Rutherford 174 Pennsylvania Ave., Crestwood, N.Y. 10707 

1943 Mrs. David W. Ewing (Elizabeth Bennett) 195 Cambridge St., Winchester, Mass. 01890 

1944 Mrs. Thomas E. Curry (Martha Watkins) 1 Welthian Ct., East Greenwich, R.I. 02818 

1945 Mrs. William E. Sherpick (Mary Taylor) 101 Main St., Farmington, Conn. 06032 

1946 Mrs. Charles B. Jones (Sally North) Shore Rd., Box 424, Ogunquit, Me. 03907 

1947 Mrs. Jerome Gleason (Jane Lewis) 47 Devens St., Concord, Mass. 01742 

1948 Mis. Jack B. Joyce (Ann Robinson), RD 3, Box 368, Cortelyou Lane, Somerset, N.J. 08873 

1949 Mrs. Edward S. Jones (Patricia Bleecker) Cove Rd., Box 126, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771 

1950 Mrs. E. Hartley Smith (Deborah Redfield) 7 Redstone Lane, Marblehead, Mass. 01945 

1951 Mrs. Elton Carlson (Carolin Furst) 45 Church St., Port Allegany, Penna. 16743 

1952 Mrs. Alexander Warren (Sarah Emmons) 

Rockwell North, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. 01810 

1953 Mrs. Claude A. Wilson, Jr. (Janet Bowden), 65 Patterson Ave., Greenwich, Conn. 06830 

1954 Mrs. Howard Bliss (Nancy Donnelly) 

P.O. Box 623, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, Conn. 06830 

1955 Mrs. Joseph P. Boyle (Jolyne Fournier) 1 Lefavour St., Beverly, Mass. 01915 

1956 Mrs. Peter E. Voss (Lynn Dowlin) 2935 Woodcliffe N.W., Canton, Ohio 44718 

1957 Mrs. Henry L. Frame (Marcia Colby) 127 Tanton Hill Rd., Ridgefield, Conn. 06877 

1958 Mrs. Gilbert N. Riley (Elizabeth Gardner) 43 Cedar Rd., Wilton, Conn. 06897 

1959 Mrs. John Chalmers (Holly Robertson) 3828 No. Dittmar Rd., Arlington, Va. 22207 

1960 Miss Kathy Stevens 240 So. Salisbury Ave., West Lafayette, Ind. 47906 

1961 Mrs. Paul Wexelblat (Gray Hodges) 18A Forest St., No. 43, Cambridge, Mass. 02140 

1962 Mrs. Roger Gagnon (Mary Louise Currier) 320 Hight St., Newburyport, Mass. 01950 

1963 Miss Cynthia Sorensen 493 Crestwood Rd., Fairfield, Conn. 06430 

1964 Miss Joan Harney 292 Harvard St., No. 4, Cambridge, Mass. 02139 

1965 Miss Emily Davis Shepard Shipyard, Middle Haddam, Conn. 06456 

1966 Miss Barbara Timken 239 Great Neck Rd., Waterford, Conn. 06385 

1967 Mrs. John VanEenwyk (Juliet Schneller) 18 Claremont Ave., Arlington, Mass. 02174 

1968 Miss Elizabeth Handy Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866 

1969 Miss Margaret Gay Talbot House, Smith College, Northampton, Mass. 01060 

1970 Miss Melanie Rosen 387 High St., Fall River, Mass. 02720 


Rev. Sidney Lovett 
and Philip K. Allen 


Mrs. Horatio Rogers and 
Mrs. Melville Chapin 

Miss Alice C. Sweeney, 
former Dean of Studies, 
English teacher and 
Alumnae Trustee talking 
with Mrs. Richard Witte, 
Chapin Houseparent. 



MAY 8 


Praises Ringing . , , Here's to you 

Genevieve Young Sun, '48 — Executive Editor — J. P. Lippincott 

Patricia Pearce Broderson, '56 — State of Connecticut Public Relations Honor 
as Top in the Field among the State's Centers. 

Mauricia Alvarez, '66 — Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude — Connecticut College 

Valerie dePeyster, '66 — - B.A. Cum Laude — - Hiram Scott College 

Lee Haselton, '66 — B.A. Cum Laude — University of Pittsburgh 

Barbara Slaymaker, '66 — B.A. with honors in History of Art — University of 

Claudia Arragg, '67 — Dean's List — Emmanuel College 

Martha Shapiro, '68 — Dean's List — Goucher College 

Sandra Waugh, '69 — Dean's List — Briarcliff College 



1926 Jean Donald Manus and Henry Glover Strong 

1926 Dr. Geraldine Rickard and Dr. John L. Weil 

1941 Jane Philbin Dreyfuss and Richard R. Wood 

1944 Katherine Pendleton Phelan and Anthony 


1948 Josephine Hildreth Mirza and Howard F. Detmer 

1953 Nancy Bailey Nickerson and William M. Riegel 

1955 Anne English Stoner and William H. Hull 

1957 Cecily Kemper and David W. Gillespie 

1957 Deborah Tillson and D. Richard Capra 

1958 Lindsay Vandeveer and James C. Dugan 
1960 Clarissa Hutchins and Roger Bronson 
1960 Anne Kales and Jeffrey M. Howson 

1960 Susan Weber and George F. Plass, Jr. 

1961 Margaret Barton and Charles Malloy 
1961 Karyl Kopelman and Dr. Neil J. Stone 
1961 Andrea Lynch and Carlton W. Cole 
1961 Jane Morton and Keith Man 

1961 Ann Tevepaugh and Jerrold Mitchell 

1962 Kathie Krause and Thomas Iannicelli 

1962 Barbara Larned and John A. Herlihy, Jr. 

1963 Emilie Dean and Jonathan E. McBride 
1963 Cheryl Krippendorf and Edward R. Kolbe 

1963 Anita Schenk and Juraj Zednik 

1964 Margaret Deutsch and Harold J. Carroll 

1965 Martha Babson and Jon P. Dana 
1965 Melanie Fales and James H. Smith, II 
1965 Laura Halford and William T. Sparrow 

1965 Kathryn Platz and Alan Zox 

1966 Lucy Crane and John B. Draper 

1966 Louise Fletcher and Edward D. Tayloe, II 

1966 Barbara Hazard and Dr. Markus Nabholz 

1966 Jean Lippincott and James Anderson 

1966 Ida Rock and Lt. Jon Noll 

1966 Ellen Ross and John Ebersole 

1966 Pamela Sevey and John Lawrence, Jr. 

1966 Ruth Sisson and Jay S. Weiner 

1966 Deborah Stone and John Paris 

1967 Juliet Schneller and John VanEenwyk 

1967 Julia Tavarez and John Isaacson 

1968 Mary B. Blomquist and Beverley B. Clary 

1968 Claudia Whitney and Gunter Frankenberg 

1969 Diana Brainerd and Aristides Caratzas 
1969 Nancy Butterfield and Gary A. Oliver 

December, 1970 
August 12, 1970 
September 19, 1970 

August, 1970 
November, 1970 
August 29, 1970 
August 22, 1970 
August 22, 1970 
October 17, 1970 

December, 1970 
March 7, 1970 

August 16, 1970 
November 7, 1970 
June 14, 1965 
July, 1970 
September 7, 1968 
January 9, 1971 
September 5, 1970 
March, 1970 
August 29, 1970 
June 13, 1970 
October 9, 1970 
August 22, 1970 
July 11, 1970 
January 4, 1970 
August 8, 1970 
June 13, 1970 
November 7, 1970 
June 2, 1969 
December 19, 1970 
June 27, 1970 
December 5, 1970 
October 17, 1970 

June, 1970 
December 24. 1970 
May 30, 1970 
August 15, 1970 
August 28, 1970 
August 8, 1970 


3Jn JWemoriam 

1894 Helen Tenney (Mrs. Roy V. Baketel) 

1899 Sarah Keniston (Mrs. William H. Peabody) 

1900 Caroline Gowdy (Mrs. George N. Venables) 
1903 Elinor Barta (Mrs. Clement W. Orr) 

1903 Aletta Hegeman 

1903 Julia Warren (Mrs. Theodore M. Pomeroy) 

1904 Helen Phillips (Mrs. Edward Welch) 
1906 Mary Pollard (Mrs. George R. Wood) 

1910 Clarissa Hall (Mrs. Harold W. Hammond) 

1911 Dora Heys (Mrs. Arthur F. Pym) 

1912 Dorothy Simpson (Mrs. Raymond M. Faith) 
1914 Helen Blood (Mrs. Helen B. Gurshin) 

1916 Alice Prescott (Mrs. Edward F. Plumb) 

1918 Gertrude Gray (Mrs. Gertrude G. Davis) 

1922 Elinor Sutton (Mrs. William DeFord) 

1922 Janet Warren (Mrs. Gordon B. Winslow) 

1925 Barbara Nelson (Mrs. Alexander S. Twombley) 

1935 Cynthia Madden (Mrs. Donald L. Beebe) 

1935 Margit Thony 

September 22, 1970 
September 14, 1970 
November 19, 1970 
March 26, 1970 
May, 1970 
June 28, 1970 
September 18, 1970 
July 12, 1970 
August 27, 1970 
January 15, 1971 
October 31, 1970 
September 5, 1970 
August 21, 1970 
August 21, 1970 
September 28, 1970 
September 20, 1970 
July 28, 1970 
August 6, 1970 
July 17, 1970 

Past Faculty 

Blanche E. Gray 

August 30, 1970 



-VIC The class extends its sympathy to FANNIE 
UJ ERVING ARUNDALE whose husband died in 
March after a long illness. 

)r\n CLARA HUKILL LEEDS has just returned from 
\J / a trip to China with the American Institute 
of Interior Designers. Her seat partner was 
the government designer from Washington who does 
all the embassies and was on her way to Calcutta 
to do that one. She writes, "Hong Kong was a fas- 
cinating place and a marvelous place to buy custom- 
made clothes." 

)r\0 Congratulations to WINIFRED OGDEN LIND- 


LEY who is now a great-grandmother. 

MARGARET STRONG HILL divides her time 
between Exeter, N.H., Deer Isle, Me., and 
Colorado where her five grandchildren live. 

>1 A Two of MARIE WINSOR APPLEBY'S grand- 
± I children were married last year. They are 
the children of JEAN APPLEBY MINFORD, 
Abbot 1938. 

)1 S GRACE MERRILL EMERY attended her 50th 
J_ (J reunion at Smith and then spent a month 
traveling in the Scandinavian countries. 

)r )D 0ur sincere sympathy to HELEN DONALD 
Z\J COUPE whose husband died suddenly last 

-*0 7 Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Edwin C. Bennett 
Zi (ELIZABETH WELD), 78 High St., Hing- 
ham, Mass. 02043 
Hello 1921 ! This is the year of your fiftieth an- 
niversary, so swarm to Abbot to have a happy and 
rewarding reunion with old friends. Catch up on 
the doings of the girls of 1921. We will be guests 
of the school at Morton House. A time of fun is 
being planned for you, so plan to join your class- 
mates on May 8th. I will send you details later. 

Elizabeth Weld Bennett 
Your Chairman 

FRANCES GASSER STOVER spent two months 
last summer touring Europe with her fifteen-year- 
old granddaughter. 

J*}*} JIMMY BURR SANDERS is now living in 
SsA. Falmouth on the Cape. 

^O LIBBY FLAGG DOW'S husband retired from 
Z^D Harvard and is now visiting lecturer at 
Boston College. He received 2 honorary de- 
grees last spring. Their son is deeply involved with 
nature conservation in Maine and their daughter is 
teaching in a day school in Manchester, N.H. 

MARGERY MOON ZIEGFIELD'S oldest grandchild 
was married last August. 

>r )d SYBIL B0TT0MLEY TALMAN writes, "The 
Z I highlight of the year was a trip through 
Germany, Austria and England with 5 friends. 
A four-hour trip through the Wall at 'Check Point 
Charlie' into East Berlin left me with much to 
think about, and a feeling of gratitude that my 
home was in the U.S.A." 

The class extends its sympathy to OLIVE MIT- 
CHELL ROBERTS whose husband died in September 
after a long illness. 

out letters regarding our Class Fund contributions 
so you can either send me a check one of these 
days or give it to me when I see you in May. 

is working with Bishop Hines, presiding Episcopal 
bishop of New York and as executive vice-president 
of the church. Her son is the new headmaster of 
the Lenox School, and another son is teaching at 
Cincinnati Country Day School. 

FLOP RANNEY writes that she had open heart 
surgery last Spring and is still recuperating. She 
doesn't think she can make it for May 8th. 

A fine letter from DOROTHY PEASE ERICKSON. 
She and her husband were in the East from their 
home in Hoquiam, Wash, this past summer so she 
doesn't think she will be coming on again for 
awhile Sends best wishes to all. 

EMILY GAGE is in Westport, Conn, working as a 
Director of Education at one of the churches there. 
SMITH and FUKI WOOYENAKA all met at the 
Wellesley Reunion last Spring. 

GRET VANDERSCHMIDT writes that she will be 
flying in for the 45th Reunion in May. Yours truly 
also plans to be on hand. 

The class of '26 will be making its headquarters 
at the Sheraton Rolling Green Motel, Lowell Street, 
Andover. This is located in a section of Shawsheen. 
So please make your own overnight reservations, 
and please let me know if you are planning to 
attend as we must make reservations for the Class 
Banquet Saturday evening, May 8th. I'll be sending 
you a postcard later. 

Suzy Loizeaux, Reunion Chairman 

^fl BEATRICE LANE MERCER'S husband played 
ZO in the Bing Crosby Pro-Am Golf Tourney 
at Pebble Beach, Calif. 

News Secretaries: Mrs. Harold F. Howe 
(BARBARA FOLK), 7811 Portosueno Ave., 
Palma Sola Park, Bradenton, Fla. and Grace 
Stephens, 100 Egypt Lane, East Hampton, L.I., N.Y. 
Send your news to them. 

The class will be happy to hear that Russell 
Loesch, husband of POLLY FRANCIS LOESCH, is 
recovering after a serious automobile accident and 
heart disturbance. 

The class extends its sympathy to JOYCE JAR- 
MAN McNAMARA whose husband died in Nov. 

;o/) DONNA BRACE OGILVIE is president of the 
^J\J Stamford Hospital Auxiliary. 

the world last spring with a United Church Tour and 
visited missionaries, colleges, rural life centers and 
hospitals sponsored by the Church. 

BARBARA LORD MATH IAS and her husband had 
an exciting trip to South America. Their son, Wil- 
son, graduated from Hamilton College last June, 
and is in the National Guard. He hopes to attend 
law school next fall. 

ELIZABETH PERRY LEWIS has two grandchildren. 

daughter, Ellen, Abbot '66, was married last June 
to John Ebersole, a Yale Medical School student 

)0 1 Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Seward Baker 


l 1 *)/" Reunion Chairman: Miss M. Suzanne Loi- 
Z\) zeaux, RFD 2 Plymouth, N.H. 03264 

We are now setting our sights on our 45th 
Reunion this coming May 8th. I will not be mailing 

(RUTH CANN), 254 Melbury Rd , Babylon, 
N.Y. 11702 
Don't forget May 8th for our 40th reunion. It 

has been great hearing from you and hope to hear 

from even more saying that they will be at Abbot 
for the festivities. 

twenty-three Ruth 

Children of Jacqueline Kay Schlosser '48 

Ann Kennedy Irish '53, with her 
husband and children 

Children of 

Molly Young Sauereisen '54 


,3 # grandchildren with her for Thanksgiving, 
and then she and her husband went to the 
Virgin Islands! 

JO C News Secretary: Mrs. William B. Elmer 
DJ (CATHLEEN BURNS), 113 Pinckney St., 
Boston, Mass. 021 14 

JO f Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Malcolm S. Loring 
JV (ANNE RUSSELL), Peppered Rd., Kittery 
Point, Me. 03905 

3/ 'doing very well' freshman at Earlham Col- 
lege. I'm working full time in intensive care 
and surviving the empty nest syndrome. 

JAf\ ANNE RIVINIUS WILD writes, "I am a 
I \J grandmother of a beautiful boy named Jason 
Faulkner Wild born December 24, 1970. 
Early in December I met MARGIT HINTZ LORENZE 
and DEAN IE NICHOLS LANE in Boston — we had 
a great time catching up on news." 

DORIS SAWYER GORDON'S daughter, Stephanie, 
was married recently to Thomas Einstein of New 

J/t 1 The class will be sorry to learn that JOSE- 
died last May. Jo is still working in a travel 
bureau representing the Institute of International 
Education in Colorado. Her elder son is in the 
artillery in Vietnam, and her younger son is a 
junior at Colorado College. 

> d r ) PATT DANIELS HANSON has moved to Ar- 

1^ lington, Ohio where Ray's offices are now 

located. Her son, Dan, was married in April. 

Dawn is in her second year at Antioch College, and 

is a budding photographer. 

MARGARET McFARLIN will be in Japan at Ta- 
chikwa for two years. She visited Expo '70. 

/Ly Lucy, was married recently. She is a grad- 
uate of Stephens College. 
BETSY BENNETT EWING'S daughter, Elizabeth, 
is engaged to Lt. Phillip A. Cook, USA 

Suzanne, is a senior at Centenary College, Buffie 
is a freshman at Defiance, and Laurie is in junior 

/ / married sons — Eric was married last Au- 
gust. Carolyn is on exchange at Wheaton 
from Mills College. 

The class extends its sympathy to EMILY McMUR- 
RAY MEAD whose mother died last October. Amie's 
husband published another book in October, 
"Thorugh Covered Bridges to Concord". Amie was 
ladies golf champion in Hanover. Son, Thorn, is 
building a live steam IVz" guage railway through 
the lawn. Her other children are Mary, 13, and 
Malcom, 3. 

i^J ' n g °t Pasadena Junior College. Her son, 
Jay, 20, is spending his junior year at the 
University of Bordeaux. 

^/f/T Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Samuel G. Waugh 
Tl? (SALLY ALLEN), 249 Old South Rd., South- 
port, Conn. 06490 

I have had a good response from many of the 
vintage year of 1 946, and I hope many more of 
you will make plans to come for a momentous 25th. 


Sally's husband is vice-president of Stetson Secur- 
ities as well as president of Main St. Management 
Co. and Main St. Insurance Co. They are restoring 
a 1763 house and barn in Southport. Sandra, Abbot 
'69, is a sophomore at Briarcliff and Stephen a 
freshman at Ithaca College. Sarph is in 10th grade, 
Fred, 8th, and Amy, 3rd. 

J An CAROL McLEAN BLY and her husband are 
/ / spending the winter in Inverness, Calif. Carol 
is an interviewer for prospective Radcliffe 
students, and doing occasional reviews of children's 
books for the Minneapolis Tribune. Robert has been 
doing poetry readings to colleges, and is part of the 
movement to bring serious poetry to secondary 

CAMILLA TITCOMB is teaching data processing 
for Honeywell, and thoroughly enjoying it. 

JAQ ROSEMARY JONES is Women's editor of 
/0 the "Broward Times" in Fort Lauderdale, 

JC/1 News Secretary: Mrs. David M. Lamb (MARY 
JU BIXBY), Sweet Hills Rd., RFD 3, Box 172, 
Plaistow, N.H. 

JC 1 Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Burdette A. John- 
J± son, Jr. (LOIS LOVEJOY), Pepperell Rd., 
West Groton, Mass. 01472 

SYLVIA FINGER MARLIO and her family spent 
their Christmas vacation in Zermatt. Sylvia writes, 
"The two older children attend French schools, but 
I am pleased at their growing skill in English, both 
speaking and reading. It's hard work, believe it or 

Our sincere sympathy to CAROLIN FURST CARL- 
SON whose husband was killed in June in an auto- 
mobile accident. 

ANN TAYLOR van ROSEVELT writes, "Frans pur- 
sued his dissertation in Utrecht last summer for 3 
months — we had rooms in a 1 7th century country 
house near Baarn. The children enjoyed all sorts of 
things. The two oldest had some trouble with the 
language but Sarah, SVz, could communicate with a 
brick wall loudly." 

the Housing Board of New York City. 

^)^ added a new dimension to our family, Dorothy 
Gordon, born December 4, 1970. She joins 
Sydney, 8, Thomas, 7, and Kristin, 4." 

child and first son in December. 

child, Amy Bullard on August 5, 1970. 

SARAH EMMONS WARREN and her family spent 
last year in Salzburg Austria where Zab studied 
mathematics on a sabbatical from Phillips Academy. 
Sarah's second child and first son, Andrew, was born 
August 19, 1970. 

JCO ANN KENNEDY IRISH is a member of the 
*JJy school board and is also a member of the 
1 5 member Michigan Women's Commission. 
Her husband is a member of the City Council. They 
manage to do some sailboat racing, also. 

^T News Secretary: Mrs. John A. C King 3rd 
J J (DOROTHY FLEMING), 4 Rolling Hill Dr., 
Morristown, N.J. 07960 

TUCKY MUNROE has a jewelry business called 
"Treasures by Tucky". She attended the Interna- 
tional Conference of the World Craft Council in 
Dublin last August. She exhibited at the Royal 
Academy in Dublin a special chalice depicting the 
opera "Lohengrin." She is also busy with singing, 
art work and volunteer work. 


)C/' Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Robert P. Hopkins 
J\) (ANNE TRIPP), 213 Nashova Rd., Concord, 
Mass. 01742 

News Secretary: Mrs. Alden Taylor Bryan 
(PHOEBE ESTES), 280 North Williston Rd., Willis- 
ton, Vt. 05495 

Plans are well under way for a large gathering of 
1956ers at Abbot on Alumnae Day, May 8th. Many 
have responded to our December letter and expect 
to be with us for our Fifteenth Reunion. For those 
who are doubtful about getting there, do make every 
effort to join us. You will find Abbot a very exciting 
place these days, and the schedule of events promises 
to be fun for the whole family. Do send along that 
postcard soon with an "I'll be there." 

A lovely note from Mile. Arosa tells us that she 
is looking forward to seeing all of us and being 
our guest at Abbot. 

MARILYN EMSLEY BETTS has an assistantship 
at the University of Florida and is working on her 
Ph.D. in 18th century English. Her husband is writ- 
ing his dissertation for his Ed.D. 

busy with her two sons, Jim, 1 1, and John, 1. 

MONA MINOR THOMPSON sends word that her 
husband's involvement in the Kentucky gubernatorial 
campaign (Wendell Ford, Dem.) will keep them at 
home on May 8th. Her children (Jimi, 12, Tami, 10, 
and Marti, 8) ore also keeping her hopping. 

SANDY KUBLER REWIS writes that she has two 
boys, Ben, 6, and Sam, 2. Her husband Richard runs 
the music program at the Wooster School in Dan- 
bury, Conn., while she teaches creative writing and 
drama at Westover School. 

"BOAT" RULON-MILLER YORK says she is busy 
running church fairs and organizing ladies ice hockey 
games in her spare time! I think we need the de- 
tails . . . ! 

Looking forward to seeing all of you on May 
8th. And do send us your news and photographs 
for the bulletin board. 

Anne Tripp Hopkins 

Director of Public Relations and Volunteers for the 
Rehabilitation Center of Eastern Fairfield County, 
the area's Easter Seal Society. At home, Patti is 
kept busy with Jeff, 10, and Robbie, 4. Her husband, 
Lou, is sports editor of the "Norwalk Hour" news- 

NELL EUBANKS TEMPLE writes that Van is 
looking forward to graduation from Law School in 
January and is going into practice with her 
brother Mike. He also is starting out on an area 
dealership for a new private aircraft. The Temples 
are building a house outside of Hattiesburg, Miss., 
and hope to move in by June. 

SUE WATEROUS WAGG and family had a "fab- 
ulous trip to Scotland and England" last summer, 
and she continues to be involved with museum work 
and teaching. 

David G.), 109 Edmunds Road, Wellesley, Mass. 

With many thanks to several members of the 
class, the Emily Hale Drama Award was given last 
year. I ask again, however, for new contributions, 
since the award cannot be given again without them. 
A dollar from each of us would establish a sound 
base, and I earnestly request that you contribute to 
an award which recognizes current achievement, as 
well as acknowledging our love for Miss Hale. 

I join Trippie in reminding all of you about reunion 
with the hope that you can attend. Bring husbands, 
children, old pictures, good friends, and nominations 
for a new class secretary. In the meantime, don't 


forget to call when you come skiing in Vermont. Best 
wishes for the new- year. 

Phoebe Estes Bryan 

The class extends its sympathy to Phoebe whose 
father died last September. 

)C F 1 News Secretary: Mrs. John E. Moughty, Jr. 
J / (LYNNE McLAUGHLIN), Cedar Lane, Ridge- 
field, Conn. 06877 

JACQUELINE GOODSPEED is engaged to George 
Buehler of New Bedford, Mass., a graduate of 
Middlesex School and Harvard University. 

BITSY LEECH JACQUETTE is the grants officer 
of the Association for the Aid of Crippled Children, 
a philanthropic foundation. 

DEBBIE TILLSON CAPRA'S husband owns and 
manages the Belvidere Motel in Falmouth, Mass. 
Debbie is working as a public health nurse. 

JUDY BOTNICK CARMODY'S second child and 
second daughter, Kimberly, was born September 26, 
1969. Husband, John, is now chief resident on Har- 
vard Surgical Service of Boston City Hospital. Judy 
says "We love the Bosion area (Lexington, Mass.) 
and hope to settle here permanently . . . but who 

GLEE WOOLDREDGE WIELAND writes that their 
year in Switzerland was fabulous: "lots of great 
skiing and a good deal of peace." Betsy, 6, Jennifer, 
4, and Peter, 2 keep Glee in condition. She is also 
busy volunteering at Betsy's school, and active in 
local politics and their church. They miss the moun- 
tains, but fortunately Concord, Mass. isn't too far 
from some hills, and they hope to ski many week- 
ends this winter. 

almost done working on their house in Chagrin Falls, 
Ohio. (Is a house ever done??). Carol's in 1st grade 
and Ann goes to nursery school. Hope is teaching 

Sunday School and is secretary for the Wheaton 


Club in Cleveland. Hope mentioned that MARY 
WELLMAN BATES is now living in the Chicago area 
because of a wonderful promotion that Marsh re- 
ceived. (Please write, Mary. Love to hear about it) 

PAULA SLIFER ZANDSTRA has a new address in 
St. Paul, Minn.: 3208 Shorewood Drive — Zip 
551 12. Paula writes: "Three children occupy my days 
— Mike in 2nd grade, Tim in nursery school, and 
Julie, 1 Vi — never a dull moment. Managed to have 
a lovely vacation in Maine, Mass., and Conn, this 
summer. Spent one night at Lydia's, and Wade and 
MARY LEE STANIAR came over for dinner. Was 
just like old times and we decided none of us had 
changed at all!" Paula also mentioned that her only 
brother and his wife are living in Phnom Penh where 
he works in the embassy, and they are expecting 
baby No. 1 momentarily. What a life is right. 

NANCY DAVISON MILLER has been living in 
Dallas, Texas for a year (4728 Forest Bend Rd.) 
Duane got out of the Army in August '69, and de- 
cided to set up his private practice in Dallas. They 
find Texas a wonderful compromise between the 
ways of life in New England and California. Cathey 
is 7 and Clay is 5. Nancy is enjoying being a co- 
leader of Cathey 's Brownie troop, and is also happy 
that she has started playing tennis again. The 
Millers are real football enthusiasts, and have season 
tickets to the Cowboy games. (Nancy hopes that 
MOLLY LUPE will read this and if she is still living 
in Dallas to please call 239-4798, and that she'd 
love to see any other Abbot- ites who might be 
passing through or living nearby) 

LYN GREEN WILBUR has a son, Bret Mead, born 
May 9, 1970. The Wilburs live in San Francisco. 

LUCY BEEBE TOBIAS rejoices that they are civil- 
ians again. Joel came home in March 1970 from a 
year in Vietnam. Bad news includes a miscarriage 


Children of Frances Young Tang '57 

Children of Martha Clark Olt '55 


Children of Anne Tripp Hopkins '56 

Children of Marian Troub Friedman '46 


at 5 mos., and a broken wrist for Joel which hope- 
fully will not prevent him from doing surgery again. 
In July 1970 they moved to Gainesville, Fla. (529 
N.W. 19th St. — Zip 32601) where Joel has a 
two year fellowship in thoracic surgery. In the sum- 
mer 1969, Lucy taught children's art for a month 
at Holden Village, Lutheran Retreat Center in the 
Cascade Mountains, Washington. She is now work- 
ing in a school for 3-4 year old black children. Lucy 
remarks that "the south is a whole different life- 
style . . . am trying to suspend judgment and listen 
to how it works." She is also interested in "experi- 
mental liturgies, home churches — new (?) al- 
ternatives to the problem of building community." 
The Tobias troop includes Christopher, Martin and 
Philip (7, 6 and 3?) and a new cat, dog, fish. 
Lucy says "We all now own bicycles — less pollu- 

CAROLYN COOPER BIRD has been living at Avon 
Old Farms School, Avon, Conn, for the past four 
years. "Courtney teaches U.S. and European history 
and coaches soccer and hockey. This summer he and 
another teacher ran a summer program for disad- 
vantaged 5th and 6th graders. Stephen was born 
December 18, 1967 and Aletha was born May 12, 
1969. In between raising kids I tutor biology and 
chemistry, and do volunteer work at the Childrens' 
Museum of West Hartford. Have tried to keep up 
with my art work, as well as sewing, knitting and 
gardening: large vegetable garden in summer, school 
greenhouse in winter. Courtney finally finished up 
his Masters at University of R.I. a year ago. After 
summer school this summer we took a two week 
vacation at the Cape, minus kids." 

DIANA HALLOWELL'S engagement to Milton M. 
Barlow of New York City was just announced. An 
alumnus of Phillips Academy and the Oundle School, 
England, he received his B.A. degree from Yale and 
is a 1 967 graduate of the University of Chicago 
Law School. They plan to be married in April. 

John and I spent five days in Yarmouth, Maine 
the end of September, and JANET McLEAN HUNT 
and Bob were able to come out to dinner with us 
on the spur of the moment. Janet showed us all up 
at the pool table, which leads me to believe when 
she isn't up to her elbows in her wallpapering project 
she must run down to the local pool hall! 

Well — back to the sewing machine. This year it's 
a princess costume for Beth, 5 and a clown outfit 
for Ken, 2/2. Happy New Year. 


JCO News Secretary: Mrs. James N. DuPuy (SAN- 
UO DRA CASTLE), 905 Forest Ave., Evanston, 
III. 60202 

BETSY GARDNER RILEY announces the birth of 
Scott on April 24, 1970. He joins Bart, 7, Lyn, 5, 
and Jeff, 2. 

MARY O'CONNOR SEARS had a second child, 
and first daughter, Jacqueline Mary, last August. 

NANCY RUSSELL CURRAN has four sons — the 
youngest, Geff, was born last April. 

)CQ ALICE IAMS KITTREDGE is living in Panama. 
*Jy ALMA GREW is in charge French in grades 
5-8 in Ellison School, Duxbury. She is pre- 
paring and illustrating her own material. 

DIANE MONTGOMERY RICE writes, "A delight- 
ful son was born December 13, 1969. I happily re- 
linquished teaching French to become a contented 
mother marveling at the prograss of a child." 

NONA PORTER writes, "I quit being a 'lady 
executive' for now. I spent the summer 'down un- 
der' — skiing in New Zealand, scuba diving off 
Australia (cut off 18" of hair). I visited SUZIE 
HOLLAND in Calif, this fall." 

WINKIE WARD KEITH and her husband spent 10 


days in Yucatan looking at ornithology and archae- 
ology. They spent the month of January in Africa 
looking for several species of birds. Lucy is 516, 
and Lesley is 2. 

CATHERINE WATSON RAPP'S husband is work- 
ing in Admiralty Law. They have 2 children, Billy, 
3, and Whitney Anne, 10 months. 

)£f\ News Secretary: Mrs. Brady D. Holcomb 
0U (CYNTHIA SMITH), 116 Briar Rd., Oak 
Ridge, Tenn. 37830 
KATHY STEVENS is working for her Ph.D. at 

LEXIE CRANE FRISHMAN has a small nursery 
school three mornings a week, and works as a 
secretary and model at an art gallery in Corpus 
Christi. Steve is busy on his Ph.D. research in marine 
biology studying carbonates and scuba diving in 
Jamaica and British Honduras reef areas. 

} y 1 Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Paul Gleason 
01 (PHYLLIS ROGDE), 7 Wedgemere Ave., 
Winchester, Mass. 01890 

Have you started to make your plans to attend 
our Tenth Reunion? Many 61ers have already done 
so. The response to the Reunion Letter has been 
good. I am looking forward to hearing from the rest 
of you soon, and to seeing many of you on May 
8th. Have you returned your postcard? 


ANN TEVEPAUGH to Jerrold Mitchell at Tangle- 
wood last summer. Ann is assistant program editor 
at the Boston Symphony. Jerry is a Vice President 
of Thorndike, Doran, Paine, and Lewis (mutual fund 
and investment advisors) . 

KARYL-LYNN KOPELMAN to Dr. Neil Stone on 
August 16, 1970. Neil, a graduate of Northwestern 
University and its Medical School is now associated 
with the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, 
Maryland. KAREN GRANT was a bridesmaid at the 

ANDREA LYNCH to Carlton W. Cole on November 
7, 1970. Andrea is busy doing Jr. League work and 
helps Carlton type. He is a real estate appraiser 
with his father. 

EILEEN KEEGAN to John C. Pakstis, Jr. Eileen is 
at Michigan State where she expects to receive her 
M.S.W. in June. John is also in graduate school. 

MUFFET MARSHALL VOGEL and George are liv- 
ing in an old home they bought a year ago over- 
looking the Mississippi. George is a junior partner 
in a law firm with his father and associates. Muffet 
is a feature writer for the Red Wing Republican. 
They have a daughter, Elizabeth Gray (Missy) born 
October 24, 1970. 

JANE MORTON MAN has a two-year old son, 

Bill and LINDA LYNCH COLE have three sons: 
Andrew Underwood, 5, William Lynch, 2'/2, and 
John Moore, 6 months. 

CALLY BUTLER LISLE and Rob are at McGuire 
Air Force Base where Rob is "working out" his 
military service as a doctor at the dispensary. Son, 
Andrew Robert was born in February, 1970. 

PRIS EDSON KNIGHTON is in her first year of 
residency in Internal Medicine of the University of 
Michigan (University Hospital). Bob is doing Ph.D. 
research. They live in a mobile home which Pris 
recommends for ease of cleaning! 

in secondary English and husband Thomp finished 
B. U.'s M.B.A. in December with honors. Since they 
were married five years ago, they have lived in a 
variety of places: Boston, Newport (O.C.S.), Long 
Beach, Portland, Oregon, and back to the East coost 


again. Oh, those moves! They have a 14-month-old 
daughter, Anne. 

MOLLY BIDWELL RADLEY and Perrin are in Hop- 
kinton, New Hampshire where Perrin is rector of St. 
Andrew's. Snow anyone? ANN FAHNESTOCK is writ- 
ing ads for the Carroll Reed Ski Shops in North 
Conway and reports the skiing is great. 


)/?*) News Secretary: Mrs. Andrew P. Langlois 

UZ (LYNNE MORIARTY), 4 Orchard Lane, 

Mystic, Conn. 06355 

NANCY ELWELL GRISCOM'S husband graduated 

from Columbia Law School last June, and is working 

at Sullivan & Cromwell. 

JULIE GILBERT TRAIL'S husband is working for 
Scott Paper Co. in New Haven. They have 2 children, 
Jonathan, 2, and Melissa, 8 months. 

•J/f9 News Secretary: Suzanne Burton, 1241 28th 
UJ) St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 

took a most intriguing five-week tour of the Far 
East this summer — entirely Oriental style, as Jackie 
described it — no buses, no grand hotels. Korea, 
Bangkok, Kuala Lampur, Singapore, and Djakarta 
were all on their itinerary, followed by a week's rest 
in Bali before returning to Belgium. Jackie writes, 
"Our house is large enough for anyone to come and 
visit. We would be delighted to have you." Address: 
Le Bercuit 4,5980-Grez-Doiceall, Belguim. 

BARBARA HOFFMAN is engaged to Leland N. 
Beardsley, a medical technologist who has returned 
to college to study to be a professional organist. They 
plan to be married this summer. 

After her marriage last August ANITA SCHENCK 
ZEDNIK and her husband traveled in the U.S.A. 
They are living in West Germany where Juras is 
working for his "Diplom". Address: 5122 Kohlscheid, 
Muhlenstr. 77, West Germany. 

BETSY CADBURY MONTAGU does free-lance pro- 
fessional singing in Montreal. She is chairman of a 
city anti-pollution organization. Her husband is 
assistant concermaster of the Montreal Symphony. 

During July, Mimi and Morley went camping in 
many of the national parks out in Colorado and 
Wyoming. Morley continued on to California and 
Washington state ending her summer vacation at 
her family's home in Brule, Wisconsin. 

Mimi, however, flew home from the Grand Canyon 
to prepare for the most exciting event of the season 
— her marriage to Jonathan Evans McBride of 
Washington, D.C. Jon graduated from Yale where 
he was a member of the Whiffenpoofs and is now 
a stockbroker at Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and 
Smith The wedding was held September 5 in Co- 
hasset followed by a reception in the gardens of the 
Dean's home. Morley was maid of honor, Bettina 
and I were bridesmaids, and CAROLYN HOLCOMBE, 
tended. Having just returned from a wedding trip to 
Lake Champlain and Canada, Mimi is now busy 
getting settled in their new apartment. Her ad- 
dres is: 

Mrs. Jonathan E. McBride 

908 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20037 

BETHE MOULTON is studying at Case Western 
Reserve University working on a master's degree in 
medical library field. She graduated from Cornell 
with a B.A. in biology - genetics. 

MARY PORTER is working at a museum in 
Washington having earned a B.A. degree in history 
from Wellesley. 

ERICA RITTER graduated from Goucher with a 
B.A. in English. She is teaching high school English 

in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Working for 
a master's degree in liberal arts at Johns Hopkins. 

a B.A. in French from Wellesley last June. 

IDA ROCK NOLL'S husband graduated last June 
from West Point. They will be living in Germany 
for the next three years. 

BARBARA ROEDIGER graduated from Mount 
Holyoke with an A.B. in Physics last June. She is 
working in the Computer Services Dept. of the 
Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

ELLEN ROSS EBERSOLE'S husband graduated from 
Yale University and is in his last year at Yale Medi- 
cal School. Ellen graduated from Connecticut College 
and is working in the Biology Laboratory at Yale 

RUTH SISSON WEINER received a B.A. in sociol- 
ogy from Case Western Reserve in June, and is 
doing social wark. Her husband is also a graduate 
of Case Western Reserve. 

PAMELA SEVEY LAWRENCE received a B.A. from 
Wheaton in sociology. Her husband is a graduate 
of Washington and Lee University. 

BARBARA SLAYMAKER has a teaching fellowship 
at the University of Pennsylvania from which she 
graduated last year. She is finishing the requirements 
for her M.A. as well as teaching the introductory 
art history survey course. 

LONNIE SOMERS is attending graduate school at 
Boston University and specializing in counselling 
psychology. She received a B.A. in Spanish from the 
University of Wisconsin. She substituted in the 
Spanish department at Abbot this fall. 

DEBORAH STONE PARIS received a B.A. in 
American history from Connecticut College, and is 
working for an M.A. in elementary education at 
Rutgers University. 

LUCY THOMSON graduated from Connecticut 
College with a B.A. in Government. She writes, "I 
have started my first year at Georgetown Law School 
and I find it an extremely exhilarating experience. 
There are 600 in the class with only 70 women. 

ALISON TODD received a B.A. degree from 
Harvard (Radcliffe) in economics. She is an assistant 
economist with the Commerce Dept. in Washington. 

JANET WARING majored in Art History at Con- 
necticut College where she received an A.B. degree. 
She is living at home and attending Katharine Gibbs 
School in New York City. 

NANCY WARLICK graduated from Mt. Holyoke 
with a B.A. in economics, and is doing research at 
the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. She had a great 
summer traveling to 9 countries in Europe. 

MARCIA WATSON received a B.A. in psychology 
from Skidmore, and is a secretary for the staff toxi- 
cologist at the American Petroleum Institute in 

DONNA WLODKOSKI is studying at the Uni- 
versity of Maine Law School. She graduated from 
Mt. Holyoke with a B.A. in English literature. 

NANCY VALENTINE graduated from North- 
western University School of Music with a B.M. 
degree. She is studying voice and working with a 
coach, as well as studying German. 

^/' F J News Secretary: Judith Hannegan, 843 Col- 
/ lege St., Beloit, Wis. 53511 

RACHEL MaclNTYRE is attending Boston 
University School of Nursing part-time, and working 
as a nurse's aide at University Hospital. 

The class extends its sympathy to JANE PHIL- 
LIPS whose father died in January. 

JANE C. von der HEYDE is engaged to David 
Lindiey who will graduate from Columbia in June. 


)SQ News Secretary: Marcia Owen, Alpha Chi 
{)(} Omega, 29 Madbury Rd., Durham, N.H. 

JUDY DILLINGHAM is engaged to Alfred S. 
Woodworth, Jr., of Chestnut Hill, Mass. He is a 
graduate of Harvard and is an ensign in the Naval 
Reserve. Judy graduated from Pine Manor last year 
and is studying at Stanford University. They plan 
to be married in June. 

SHIRLEY SULLIVAN is studying at Boston Uni- 
versity. She graduated from Pine Manor last June. 

)SQ News Secretary: Jessica Leuenberger, Y/hea- 
yy ton College, Norton, Mass. 02766 

Perhaps the biggest news of the 1969 class 
is the marriage of NANCY BUTTERFIELD to Gary 
Arthur Oliver. The wedding took place on August 
8, 1970 in Buffalo, Wyoming and the Olivers are 
still living there. Congratulations to both of you 
from the entire class. 

The 1970-71 college years seems to be busy 
for many members of the class. MAGGIE BEAL, 
ANNE DILLARD and CUCA PICO are sharing an 
apartment in New York City. Anne and Cuca are 
still in school at Barnard and Maggie is taking 
courses at Hunter. STEPHANIE ROSS is also at 
Barnard, very active with the fencing team there, 
after having spent the summer in a leather factory. 
SANDY WAUGH spent another summer in Bermuda 
and BARB ALLEN worked with the Arizona Indians 
while organizing an anthropological report on In- 
dian children's games. 

I went down to visit CAROL NIMICK at Con- 
necticut College last semester where she was very 
involved with weaving. She is at Wesleyan College 
this semester on the 12-college exchange. I also 
saw NANCY BELCHER who is in the singing group 
at Connecticut. CAROLYN CAIN is at Wheaton on 
an exchange, after spending a summer at Martha's 
Vineyard. I have also seen DELPHINE HO at Pem- 
broke where, after she recovered from breaking her 
leg last year skiing, is busy playing the piano, as 
can be expected. 

ELLEN JUNKER is at Boston University and spent 
the Christmas holidays in Germany. LINDA LACOU- 
TURE and FRANKIE HOFF are both still in Denver; 
Linda at Temple Buell, after a summer in Maine 
as a babysitter, and Frankie at Denver in her own 
apartment. Frankie became adventurous in Novem- 
ber and went mountain climbing. CATHY VIELE 
has been busy skiing at Middlebury and, too, has 
taken up mountain climbing in Colorado. 

DALE WOODS did apprentice work at the Boston 
Museum in January as part of her work at Hollins. 
SARAH GRAY is rooming with NANCY ETTELE at 
Colby Junior College. Sarah is a member of the 
cross-country ski team as well as training at Dart- 
mouth for kayaking. DIANA BRAINERD CARATZAS 
is studying architecture at UCLA. Her husband, 
Aristides, has a teaching fellowship there. 

I haven't heard much from anyone else — do 
write if you have a minute. I'm enjoying Wheaton 
again this year and spent the summer working at 
the National Child Research Center in Washington, 
D.C., after recovering from mono at the end of last 
year. Hope everyone is fine. 


)^jr\ News Chairman: Virginia Knapp, 438 Je- 
/(/ rusalem Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 02025 — Col- 
lege address: Box 531, Ann Emery Hall, 
265 Langdon St., Madison, Wis. 53701 

SU JOHNSTON went on a tour of Europe with 
fellow Abbot students DD RUROLPH, FRANCINE 
SWEET. They traveled by V.W. camper and had a 
fantastic time. PAM HUTTENBURG spent the sum r 

mer in London visiting old friends and enjoying 
needed rest. PRISSI SANDFORD went to Spain and 
lived with a Spanish family. She loved it and is 
planning to return there next summer. She claims 
she's very fluent in Spanish. 

MARSHA LAWTON worked in a nursery school 
and acted as a big sister to an Indian girl with a 
slight emotional problem. PRILLY MENDENHALL 
was a hostess and usher in Vermont. She has de- 
veloped an interest in classical music and says the 
summer has been a placid one as a result. ABDY AN- 
DERSON has a job with the British Association for 
the Advancement of Science. Abdy says she's happy 
to be home and has gotten into the swing of social 
life again — "it's all go!" 

CHRIS STEELE went to Europe on a tour with a 
number of other students. She is now at Marquette 
and loves it. SUE CLEVELAND worked as a volun- 
teer lab assistant at the Cornell Medical School in 
New York City. She is now at Princeton and has 
nine roommates!! (Suite arrangement.) A move to 
Houston, Texas a year from December is planned 
for the family, as Mr. Cleveland's business is being 

MARCIA RICKENBACKER spent the summer at 
home. She worked at a nearby Liberty Mutual In- 
surance Office and hopes to continue her job in 
a Boston branch of the same office this fall. Marcie's 
travels took her to New York where she visited 
Charlie. Her comment to the class was "I'm a firm 
supporter of extended PA- Abbot romances." Anyone 
care to comment on that? NANCY GRASS I writes 
that she spent two weeks camping in Canada around 
the Lake Ontario area. She visited Washington, D.C. 
and saw MARSHA LAWTON too. SUSI GUN spent 
the summer in Israel and then went home to El 
Salvador. Her summer was great. Susi has changed 
her plans about college and instead of going to 
Barnard is going to Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 
Israel for a year. SYLVIA JOSEPH had a great sum- 
mer in Salvador and along with playing tennis, she 
got a job teaching four years olds in a kindergarten. 

KAREN GIESEMANN is in England and is probably 
going to study languages at least according to 
Sylvia's letter. 

SUSI ROWEN spent the summer learning dance 
in New York. LISA DOYLE was presented at two 
debutante balls. AMY BALDWIN and SUE STEIN 
shared an apartment in Boston and both worked for 
the Boston Children's Hospital. They apparently 
loved their job and Boston. 

DEBBIE PRUDDEN spent the summer doing volun- 
teer work and babysitting in Manchester. JANE 
JOUETT traveled along the east coast visiting friends 
from Abbot and elsewhere. She and Reb went to 
her home for the month of August. SANDY LIND- 
GROVE visited Rhys and there's a rumor that a 
marriage is in the offing. 

I spent the summer teaching tennis at Pine Manor 
tennis camp in Chestnut Hill. I managed to see 
CHRIS STEELE, AMY BALDWIN, and a few others 
from PA. I went to Fisher's Island and Vermont for 
a week each and went to New York for a few days. 
Well, that's about all the news for now. We'll 
hear from the other two-thirds of the class soon, 
I hope. Best of luck to everyone at College and to 
those who are taking a year off!! 

Virginia Knapp 



abbot FORUM 

Andover, Massachusetts 01810 






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abbot FORUM 



Where Are We Going? 












by Donald A. Gordon 


by Mary McCabe and Richard Sheahan 


by Donald A. Gordon 


by Virginia Powel 



Forum — Richard Sheahan 

Alumnae — Jane Sullivan 


Maple Walk — Mary McCabe '71 


Richard Graber 
Faith Kaiser 
Gordon Bensley 
Mamie Sheahan 
Bea McConnie '71 
Richard Sheahan 

Volume II, Number 3 

July 1971 

Published quarterly by Abbot Academy, Andover. Entered as 
Second Class Matter at Andover, Mass. 

The Forum is a publication for alumnae, parents, 
and friends of Abbot Academy and for those who 
may become friends of the academy, when they come 
to know it. 

The Forum is open to contributions, and opinions 
from any member of the school community, and will 
hopefully serve to acquaint you more thoroughly 
and candidly with the lively and evolving school 
we share. 

The Forum as a medium of open discussion accepts 
timely articles for publication as an expression of 
the contributing author's point of view. These opin- 
ions do not necessarily reflect the philosophy of 
Abbot Academy as an institution. 

It is fitting, on the 100th 
anniversary of the Alumnae 
Association, to be able to report 
to you an extremely healthy 
Abbot Academy. In a time when 
many independent boarding 
schools are suffering severely 
from economic blight and 
falling enrollments, Abbot is 
more than holding her own. 
Our admissions statistics are 
holding steady and even inclin- 
ing upward, our college ac- 
ceptance pattern is strong, we 
anticipate a budget balance for 
1971-72, the New Abbot Fund 
is nearing the one million 
dollar mark, and within the 
past eight months we have re- 
ceived two major gifts from 
foundations. The significance 
of these gifts lies in the extent 
to which they constitute direct 
rewards for the imagination 
and initiative Abbot has shown 
over the past three years: 
faculty salaries have been aided, 
and our capacity to increase 
our scholarship commitments 
has also been buttressed. In 
sum, this pattern vindicates our 
efforts and hopes over the past 
years. Your support and trust 
and faithfulness during this 
time has also contributed 
heavily to this positive situa- 
tion. It is heartening to reach a 
point at which real events 
bear out the projections and 
pledges made in earlier, 
trying days. 

All of this comments on the 
progress of three years, and as 
such attends primarily to the 


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internal condition of Abbot 
itself. In the few minutes that 
follow, I would like to turn to 
a wider field, namely the 
broader context in which Abbot 
is operating. Careful attention 
to this context has framed the 
decisions we've made over the 
past years, and ultimately 
governs our behavior and 
tactical decisions as we go 
along. It should be helpful to 
you to know 1) where Abbot 
is in terms of these wider 
conditions, 2) what steps it 
should seek, and 3) what the 
significance of those steps 
actually is. 

To place Abbot in the wide 
context, I'll give you a random 
list of conditions of the 1970's. 
There is no particular order 
to this list, for its importance 
lies in the overall pattern it 
presents. The point is that we 
should try to relate the fact 
that these conditions not only 
will exist but in fact already 
exist, to some extent at least. 
The future is never wholly 
tomorrow; it is always with us 
today as well. 

* The methods of leading 
youth are changing. The 
authoritarian mode, for good or 
ill, is passing, and something 
based on sensitive moral 
leadership rather than raw 
strength is taking its place. 

if There is no longer what we 
might call an "inside" versus 
an "outside" world facing 

students: there is only one 
world, namely the total social 
world presented in our homes 
via television every day. It is 
as if both worlds have been 
turned inside out and somehow 
fused into one. Preparation 
for such a world is no longer 
isolated, purely preparatory; it 
must include practice in work- 
ing with that world, as well as 
the theory behind that practice. 
Students learn by being 
practitioners. They trust ex- 
perience, not theory. Thus 
"preparation" is competence 
arising out of practice-plus- 
theory (practice, as it has been 
for artisans for ages, leads to 
theory; our modern culture has 
enshrined the reverse, and it 
has led us to this pattern 
of distrust). 

* Schools are confused, not 

if Recessive economic condi- 
tions are not lifting quickly. 
Even if the market goes up, the 
mood will linger, and general 
confidence in "the system" will 
not become animated again 
for some time. 

if Public school conditions will 
worsen. Rising population, 
plus the failure of many 
Catholic and independent 
schools, assure this. 

* We live in Paul Ehrlich's 
"last decade": ecologically, we 

have about ten years in which 
to redirect certain key forces 
in our system before their 
consequences outrun and over- 
whelm us. Unless our nation's 
priorities are rearranged, we 
will lose control of our society. 
The issue is global: human 
survival must become a matter 
of world morality. This argues 
for a vastly more tolerant 
attitude regarding many things. 

* Clark Kerr's "multi-versity" 
has become ubiquitous. The 
"open classroom" will also. 
For good or ill, we have 
dedicated ourselves in America 
to 1) education "for all" and 
2) to educate the "whole 
person" (individual). This 
means more and bigger educa- 
tional units as well as more 
attention to individualized 

if We are discovering that 
academic education — verbal, 
abstract, research-oriented — is 
not ideal for everyone. Quite 
the contrary. But education 
directed at releasing individual 
confidence and basic skills is. 

if Distributional requirements 
in colleges are going out the 
window, if they are not already 
gone. This raises a question: 
(for example) can we continue 
to require three years of a 
language for graduation? 

* There is a terrifying new 
"gap" between the technocrat 


and the "welfare illiterate": the 
"manager of the store", and 
the skill-less individual de- 
pendent on the largesse of an 
indifferent state. The latter 
wonders why he is a victim. 
The manager must find a good 

* The "knowledge explosion" 
goes on, despite the fact that 
we know it is not altogether 
good for us. 

* There has been a widespread 
change in emotional bias away 
from hierarchies and toward 
"communities". (This produces 
many of our management 
problems these days: we go on 
using and constructing 
hierarchies, though we feel they 
are evil and that communities 
are better.) 

+ Ruling pedagogy has 
changed: good motivation in 
students arises out of a positive 
environment, not from the 
verbal and tactical incantation 
of absolutes. 

* The entire concept of grades 
is under attack; new forms 
for evaluation are coming. 

* The confidence of adminis- 
trators has been broken down to 
the point where many are 
driven to function on the basis 
of "absurd self-preservation" 
(to quote Peter Schrag) rather 
than rational risk. An excess of 
concern with abstract perfec- 
tionism has debilitated many 
managers and created a morass 

of timid paralyzed moderates, 
incapable of effective action. 

* The physiological condition 
of youth is different. They 
mature earlier. The many forces 
shaping them are new, rapidly 
changing and unprecedented 
in our experience. 

ic America still fails to see one 
of its greatest problems: a de- 
votion to finding "the easy way" 
of solving problems, while 
neglecting the fact that these 
ways often create problems 
that are harder to solve, 
problems that demand some- 
thing more than quantitative 
forms of solution. 

* We still go on treating the 
future as if it were tomorrow, 
when in fact it is partly here 
now, today. We continue 
prescribing for "present" 
problems, which are actually 
past problems lingering on in 
the present. For a "future- 
oriented" country, we still have 
much to learn. 

if We know that "liberal educa- 
tion" should take place in 
grades 11-14, not in 13-17, but 
we haven't organized ourselves 
yet on this basis. 

* The period around 1960 
constitutes a watershed of 
greater significance than we 
have thought or appreciated: it 
has presented us with not so 
much a "generation gap" as a 
new set of competing realities. 
A good example is the fact 
that my generation was the last 

one to have reached adolescence 
without the ubiquitous 
presence of television, whereas 
your sons and daughters are 
the first generation to have 
grown up taking the "tube" for 
granted. Innumerable similar 
contrasts could be placed 
alongside that one. 

Take these conditions, add 
them together, stir lustily, and 
you have contemporary soup 
— and educationally and in- 
stitutionally a vastly different 
digestive problem from any- 
thing we've known in the past. 
Given this "set", what do 
students really need from us? 

Some things they no longer 
need are: suspicion, incantation 
ad nauseam, didacticism, 
control-oriented non-leadership, 
reactive intractibility, 
absolutism, or narrow 

They do need: trust, en- 
couragement, naturalness, can- 
dor, honesty, sustenance of their 
faith (not imposition of oiirs), 
companionship, aid toward 
self-actualization, buoyant 
humor, and ecological (world) 

Now what do we have? Where 
does this leave the independent 
school, which for so many years 
has been alternately brave, 
timid, proud (sometimes to a 
fault), self-pitying and tortured 
by its dreams? Today's school 
sees a need to lead boldly, 
but finds itself asking for help 
from a constituency which 
historically has feared boldness 
and change. Thus functionally 
it faces a basic challenge. 
The result too often has been 
an ambivalent performance, 


led by a vain pursuit of 
"objectivity" and thus charac- 
terized by institutional 
timidity and confusion. 

What, then, must we do? 

First, we must remember a 
few important "givens" and em- 
ploy them consciously as 
our premises: 

1. That the world is in a 
"siege condition", as C. P. Snow 
has described it, and that 

(as he reminded us) the "only 
way to alter a siege condition is 
to break out of it." 

2. That a human world is 
made, and that it is made 

by men. 

3. That, as Santayana so 
accurately pointed out over fifty 
years ago, America offers us 
"the greatest of opportunities 
and the worst of influences." 

4. That schools can do 
nothing for a student's capacity 
for dealing with his future if 

it reflects society only; it must 
be a constructively critical 
catalyst within it. To reflect 
a society tacitly suggests whole- 
sale acceptance of it, which 
should not be our position. A 
school is a set of conditions 
in a culture, not solely an 
institution, static, controlled 
by the past. It must address 
itself to the present and future, 
remembering that the hold of 
the past is strong enough as 
it is, without our encouraging it. 

If we can keep these things 
in mind, then perhaps we'll 
be better prepared to take 
effective action in a context of 
reality. Here is a list of 

practical things we can and 
should do: 

• be sure we're making a 
pattern, not a system. 

• be culturally diverse, and 
work on it. 

• assure ourselves of truly 
humane forms of com- 
munication — notes, not 

• involve students in all that 
we do. 

• work for flexibility always, 
for the open pattern. 

• divide the year into four 
seasonal quarters of equal 
length; operate an urban 
and a rural branch, and 
rotate students through 
both as part of the work 
offered at the homebase 

• design and maintain a 
comprehensive human 
behavior course, which in- 
cludes sex education as 

a segment. 

• implement a community 
form of school government, 
similar to our Town 

• include true work ap- 
prenticeships in the overall 

• inaugurate the six-year 
diploma: give the 9th 
grader six years to complete 
four (conventional) years' 
worth of work. 

• include a percentage — say, 
15-20% — of adults in 
the "student body" at all 

times, via packages of one- 
month-long mini-courses. 

• recognize the need for 
evening classes in order to 
loosen up the overall 
week's schedule. 

• set up proficiency progress 
in all sequential courses: 
why should an American 
girl with 8 years' living in 
Spain be required to take 
several years of another 
language if she can satisfy 
a proficiency standard at 
our Spanish 3 level by 
taking a 2-hour compre- 
hensive exam? 

• create and maintain the 
most natural living con- 
ditions possible. 

• maintain a coed 
faculty and staff. 

• ground all of this on the 
"ecological imperative": 
the necessity that the entire 
curriculum be designed 

to place ecological consider- 
ations in the foreground, 
always, of a student's 
awareness, rather than the 
other way around (the con- 
ventional, discipline- 
oriented structure ol 
knowledge). We should 
approach disciplinary detail 
as a consequence of our 
awareness of the usefulness 
of that knowledge in 
relation to the whole. 

Abbot has already moved 
ahead on some of these fronts. 
Now is the time to push 
ahead and do more; it is not 
enough to be a contemporary 
school, albeit a good one, we 
hope. We must lead. 


Each student should ex- 
perience Abbot as a place 
that is going somewhere, not 
treading water. It will not 
help her to feel a sameness 
about each of her years here, 
much less to discover that same- 
ness in the experience of 
older alumnae when they 
return to visit. 

Schools are catalysts in a 
culture, not functionaries in a 
sterile nation-state; they must 
live, not just operate. (The 
mechanistic imagery the turn- 
of-the-century pundits gave 

us in their zealous optimism 
has finally paled, for we have 
seen that it serves to aid the 
dehumanization process of our 
time.) We must remember that 
our ends are timeless, while 
our means must adapt; that 
change and paradox are the 
natural order of things, not 
nasty exceptions to the rule; and 
that to stay vital we must 
break out of the siege. 

And finally we must re- 
member that the ultimate 
adventure is life itself. This we 
must demonstrate to our 

students; otherwise, they'll not 
have the capacity for hope 
which alone will fuel their 
spirits and talents. Students 
must, while they are here, ex- 
perience our belief in these 
attitudes; we will not build in 
them a better life-sense simply 
by giving a course on it. Our 
joy in learning and doing must 
be real, if they are to believe. 
Humanity is not structure, it 
is attitude. 

If schools can build on these 
attitudes, they can accomplish 


Wendy Snyder Abbot's Photography Teacher has recently published a photographic essay 
on Boston's Hay market (see story on page 5). 





D New School Courses. Parents permission 
is required for "Gliding and Aviation" and 
for "Judo". Girls are not to take 
Toe Kwan Do Karate . . . another 
curious Daily Bulletin insert 
that followed the announcement of 
The New School founded and organized 
by a group of Abbot and Phillips students 
and faculty who wished to continue the 
nature and spirit of February Week. Coed 
courses such as Amateur Radio 
Fundamentals, Bionutrition, Candle 
Making, Household Electronics, Origami 
and Kite making, Macrame, Cheap Gourmet 
Cooking, and the above mentioned 
restricted "Gliding" and "Karate" courses, 
were offered in the evenings or on weekends 
to supplement not supplant the traditional 
educational and social format at 
Abbot and Phillips. 


□ Wendy Snyder, Abbot's photography 
instructor has been notified that her book 
"Haymarket" published by the M.I.T. 
Press has been chosen by the American 
Association of University Presses as one of 
the 10 best designed University Press books 
of 1970. "Haymarket" also has won the 
American Institute of Graphic Artists 
award for 1970, one of the three books so 

"The very essence of 'Haymarket', 
Boston's unique open air market, has been 
caught by camera and poetry of reportage", 
said the Boston Globe reviewer, Herbert A. 
Kenny and who also wrote in his 
"Haymarket" review, the following: 

"Miss Snyder spent more than three years 
photographing and tape recording in 
Haymarket, and has captured the thoughts, 
speech inflections, slogans and hawking 
cries of the latest generation of peddlers 
and purveyors that keep Haymarket one of 
the oldest, liveliest markets in the 
United States. 

The strength of Wendy Snyder's 
photography lies in her genuine respect 
for humanity. One senses the unusual amount 
of empathy which Miss Snyder has felt 
toward her Haymarket people. Her depth 
of feeling comes through in her strong 
personal style, dramatic blacks and whites. 
One is introduced, in her photographic 
essay, to visual sights, fortified by her 
written sounds which normal busy eyes 
and ears do not usually perceive in all the 
complicated everyday detail of the real 
Haymarket scene." 


□ To provide transportation for the 
increased interest in off-campus activities 
the school has recently purchased two new 
G.M.C. 12 passenger "Rally Wagons". 
Equipped for hauling the eight canoe 
trailer, the vehicles will be used for weekend 
camping, canoeing, "Search and Rescue" 
ventures and concert trips to Boston. 

On Saturday, June 12, Wendy Snyder was 
married to Mr. Ronald Lee MacNcil at 
the Chesham Baptist Church in Chesham, 
New Hampshire. At the same time the City 

of Boston was holding a special exhibit 
at Boston City Hall (June 8-30. 1971) of 
Wendy's "Haymarket" photographs. The 
exhibit is a part of the program to focus 
interest on saving one of Boston's most 
timely treasures, the Haymarket. 



D Math teacher, Jean Bennett, Spanish 
teacher, Dorothy Judd, History 
teacher, Mary Minard, and English 
teacher, Jean St Pierre, will spend July 
working in Andover as Abbot's representa- 
tives on the joint PA-AA Curriculum 

□ History teacher, Sherry Gershon, will 
attend Graduate courses for teachers at 
Weslyan University in Connecticut 

this summer. 

□ Abbot Faculty who will be touring outside 
the U.S. this summer are: History teacher, 
Steve Graham, who will be in Europe; 
Math teacher, Robert Laurence and 
Language teacher, Ueli Hepp will be 
touring in Canada; Mile. Barrate, French 
teacher will be in France; and Georges 
Krivobok, Head of the Modern Language 
Department, will tour in Russia and France. 

□ Marian Perkins, resident nurse, is leaving 
Abbot this summer after 15 years of 
service. The recent merging of Abbot's 
Health Department with the Phillips' 
Isham Hospital has eliminated Abbot's need 
for two resident nurses. Marian or 
"Perkie" as she is known to her friends at 
Abbot is a graduate of Simmons College 
and the Children's Hospital School of 
Nursing of Boston where she continued on 
as an administrative assistant in the Out- 
Patient Department for 13 years. Her 
nursing career has also included the position 
of Hospital Supervisor at Lawrence 
General Hospital in nearby Lawrence. Her 
interests include many hobbies such as 
stamp and coin collecting and recently the 
addition of a beautiful collection of crosses. 

□ Carolyn Butler (Mrs. J. Kenrick), tennis 
instructor and coach, is leaving Abbot this 
year to devote more time to home and 
family. A successful and ranking New 
England Tennis player, Carol was talked 
into serving in the Athletic Department by 
the then Principal, Mrs. Crane, at the 
time Carol's daughter "Cally" (Mrs. Robert 
W. Lisle — Abbot '61) was a Prep. 
Through the ensuing years Carol has 
graciously instructed a host of beginning 
students to play and appreciate tennis, 
badminton and volleyball. 

Other faculty leaving Abbot this year 
are as follows: 

□ English teacher, Rae Home (Mrs. 
Timothy), who will further her graduate 
work in the fall. 

□ Math teacher, Ruth Hayne (Mrs. Peter), 
who has moved with her husband to 
Needham where he is Associate Minister 

of Christian Education at the Congregational 
Church of Needham, United Church of 
Christ. Ruth now considers herself retired, 
a full-time housewife and happily expecting 
their first child in September. 

□ Miss Priscilla Peterson, Abbot's Assistant 
to the Director of Admissions, was married 
to Mr. Steven Weaver in Paullina, Iowa 

on July 3. The Weavers' will be living in 
Ann Arbor, Michigan where Mr. Weaver, a 
student at the University of Michigan, will 
complete his graduate studies. Replacing 
Miss Peterson in the Admissions Office will 
be Mrs. Richard Witte who also continues 
with her husband as a houseparent 
of Chapin House. 


', • / 



"Gardner Sutton has served as Clerk of 
the Board of Trustees and as Comptroller of 
the Academy for 19 years. His loyal 
devotion to the school and to the Board 
has been exemplary and his careful work 
in financial affairs has been of immeasurable 
value especially in the period of change. 
My own debt to him for his support during 
the past crucial years is great . . . ." 
Thus spoke President of the Trustees of 
Abbot Academy, Philip K. Allen, at the 
Annual Meeting of the Trustees, November 
5, 1970. No one is more deserving of this 
statement than Gardner Sutton who leaves 
us this August after 23 years of dedicated and 
devoted service. A Harvard graduate with 
fiducial experience he handled 
Abbot's financial affairs with equanimity 
and always with courtesy, consideration 
and integrity — the hallmarks of a true 
gentlemen. His affiliation with Abbot has 
been marked by the following services: 
Trustee, Clerk of the Board of Trustees, 
Assistant Treasurer, Comptroller of the 
Academy and secretary to the Executive and 
Finance Committees. His Abbot relations 
are many including his wife, Elizabeth 
Southworth Sutton, Abbot 1930 and her 
lather, Irving Southworth, Trustee, 
1924-1950, a sister, Elinor S. DeFord, Abbot 
1919 and sister-in-law, Vivian South- 
worth Gerstell, Abbot 1930. The 
Suttons have a daughter, Elizabeth S. 
Sutton, and a son, George R. Cowden, II. 

Still active and vital in mind and 
appearance he will continue his contribution 
to his other Trusteeships at the Andover 
Savings Bank where he is also Clerk to the 
Board of Trustees and on the Board 
of Investments. We wish him pleasant and 
fruitful years ahead as he retires 
from Abbot. 



□ Mrs. Glenora Chittick, Mrs. Kathleen 
Curry, Mrs. Anna Mumma and Mrs. 
Kathleen Ross-Dilley will retire from Abbot 
at the end of the school year. All four came 
to Abbot in the same year and had 
resided and served in Draper Hall, with 
the exception of Mrs. Curry who supervised 
Abbey House. There is undoubtedly a 
sense of satisfaction on the part of 
these wonderful ladies to have survived a 
three year service during a period that saw 
much change in residential relationships 
and practices. It is to their credit that they 
adapted well and were much appreciated 
by students, faculty and administrators alike. 


□ It was inevitable that Suzy Weaver would 
enroll in Abbot's new Weaving course 
offered during this spring semester. Five 
girls, operating hand looms that were either 
loaned or given by Trustee Emerita, Mrs. 
Horatio Rogers of North Andover. 
Teaching the necessary skills was Mrs. 
Patricia Lyster of Reading who seemed 
disappointed not to have Ann Woolhandlcr 
as a participant. Weaving will become 
part of the Art Curriculum during the next 
school year. 


□ In an effort to improve Health Services 
and reduce expenses, Abbot and Phillips 
Academies Health Services are now 

under the direction of Dr. Frank G. Soule. 
Jr., Phillips Academy's full-time Medical 
Director. The Isham Infirmary-Hospital is 
accredited under the auspices of the 
American Hospital Association. 




□ Abbot girls will pursue a variety of 
summer activities this year, including out- 
door camping and climbing experiences. 
The Outward Bound Program with its 
rigorous schedule of survival training, 
climbing, running, canoeing and character 
building will have Deborah Huntington, 
Holly Cleveland and Vicki Harrison 
participating in the Colorado, Minnesota 
and Hurricane Island programs respectively. 
The girls have prepared for their four week 
stint by daily running and calisthenics. 
Ginny Carter will attend the Colorado 
Rocky Mountain School this summer. 

□ Abbot participated this year in a daily 
outdoor course known as "Search and 
Rescue" which was conducted under the 
same concepts as Outward Bound. The pro- 
gram was accomplished both on our own 
and as a co-ed program with Phillips 
Academy. It was a very challenging ex- 
perience and was considered by those girls 
who took the course in the fall, Sue Pitts, 
Amy Broaddus, Sheila Dean, Mary McCabe, 
Debbie Huntington and Lucy Flint, to 
have been one of the best parts of this year. 
The Fall term's program was climaxed 
by the descent of the Phillips Academy 
bell tower by means of the mountain 
climbing technique known as rapelling which 
was witnessed by a large Parent Day group. 



This program was one of the innovations 
of Abbot's revised sports program, which 
allows students to improve themselves 
physically, and enjoy sports, at the same time. 
One of the popular sports alternatives this 
spring was an early morning two mile 
run, to and from Pomps Pond. Some of the 
girls who make the early morning run are 
■Sara Ingram, Susan Baybutt, Barbara 
Friedson, Debbie Roth, Priscilla Woods, 
Lucy Flint, Carol Kennedy, Nancy Mackin- 
non, Jane Harlan, Brett Cook and Joan 

□ Of those Senior-mids who participated in 
the Washington Intern Program this spring 
Mama Parke, Abbe Shaine, Nadine Price, 
Linda Rawson, Cathy Snozvden and 
Lucy Gorham, two of the girls, Lucy and 
Abbe return to Washington this summer to 
work in the State Department. 



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Photo by Lawrence Eagle-Tribune 



□ Baccalaureate held in the gardens of 
Chapin House at 7:45 p.m. June 11 
became a student planned, student oriented 
service. The invocation was delivered by 
Shelby Salmon. The service had the 
appearance of a Quaker Meeting, and 
included a variety of original readings and 
songs. Playing a part in the Baccalaureate 
music was the Senior Singing Group, Jorian, 
under the direction of Bea McConnie. 
The other members of the group were 
Cathy Gilman, Linda Hynson, Cindy Lund, 
Mary McCabe and Tootie Wasilewski. 
Some other students sharing their musical 
or literary talents were Lucy Pope, Jeffie 
Bloch, Ellie Bradshaw, Jane Harlan, 
and Anne Hyde. 


D "If the weekend isn't going well call 
475-0922, Project CARE is open 6:00 p.m. 
to 2 a.m." 

The above notice appeared in the Abbot 
Daily Bulletin. Jackie Tatelman, a senior 
day student, along with 30 dedicated 
Andoverites manned and "womanned" a 
so-called "Hot Line" telephone number to 
answer calls from those in need of 
counselling on problems concerning: 
Runaways, Medical Service, V.D., Draft 
Counselling, Birth Control, Pregnancy, Legal 
Aid, Drug over doses and Suicide. At the 
Andover Community Youth Recognition 
affair this spring Jackie was presented with a 
gift in recognition of her leadership in 
organizing "Project Care" and for spending 
her week-ends on the "Hot Line". 

Tara Sartorius laughs with Heidi Kropp and Dori 
Streett atop her new "Water Bed" in Draper Hall. 
Queen-sized and holding over 200 gallons of water it 
weighs approximately 1500 pounds. 

Housemother, Mrs. Glenora Chittick, who watches 
over the second floor north wing discovered a garden 
hose atached on one end to a bathroom fixture and 
the other end plugged into Tara's bed. In the in- 
vestigation that followed an administrator was im- 
plicated as the provider of the garden hose. When 
located it was learned that he had spent a sleepless 
night with his high school physics book in an attempt 
to compute the weight of the "Water Bed" and the 
load effect on venerable Draper Hall. 

Abbot's parade entry in the 325th Anniversary — 
Town of Andover celebration May 28-31. Sally Bolton, 
Liz Padgen, Joni Blaxter, Judy Fletcher (dressed as 
Madame Abbot) ami driver. Timmy Holland, who is 
reigning in his spirited 1300 lb., blue roan. 

Special thanks go to Mrs, Horace Stevens of North 
Andover for loaning Abbot a four passenger spindle 
seat "Brewster" carry-all; the Georgetown Historical 
Society for the loan of period costumes, and Mesdames 
Bugbee, Powel and Witte, Abbot faculty members 
who organized and supplied Abbot's entry. 





Isabel Hancock Special Award for Contribu- 
tion to the School — Sarah Gay 

English Prize — Sarah Gay and Nancy Cohen 

Dawes History Prize — Sarah Gay 

Isabel Hancock Mathematics Award — 
Sarah Gay 

Science Prize — Holly Tytell 

Math Award — Suzanne Dampier 

French Prize: 

1st year — Katherine Warner 
2nd year — Margarita Partridge 
3rd year — Cornelia Petty 

Spanish Prize: 

2nd year — Patricia Henry 
3rd year t=- Lisa Nelson 

Phillips Award for Improvement in Latin — 
Joan Liversidge 

Emily Hale Drama Prize — Maria DeSilva 
Anne Howes, Deborah Kelsey 
and Teresa Wasilewski 

Betsy Waskowitz Rider Award for Further 
Study in Art — Sally Browning and 
Margarette St ever 

Beatrice Farnsworth Art Award — Lynn 
Comley and Carol Kennedy 

Priscilla Bradley Award for Excellence 
in Art — Brett Cook 

Ceramics Prize — Ruth Raser 

Kate Friskin Music Award — Sally Gilbert 

Departmental Award in Music — Jane 

Photography — Can dace Kattar, Caitlin 
Owen and Barbara Walker 

Class of 1955 Sportsmanship Award in 
Athletics — Elizabeth Richards 


Jennifer Bloch Margaret Haskell 

Sally Browning Joan Liversidge 

Nancy Cohen Jeannie Russell 

*Suzanne Dampier Holly Tytell 

Sarah Gay Nettie Ann Woolhandler 
* Alumnae Daughter 




Alfred University 

Ruth Raser 


Margaret Haskell 


Jeannie Russell 

Karen Ho 

Holly Tytell EDP 


Jennifer Bloch DA 

6-Yr. Med. Progra 

Barbara Walker DA 


Jacklyn Tatelman 

Boston College 

Mary McCabe 


Christine Pollard 

Boston University 

Nancy Axelrod 
Linda Bistany 


Sarah Gay 

Beatrix McConnie EDP 


Sally Browning 


Emily Schroeder 

Joan Liversidge 

Brandeis University 

Barbara Friedson 

Sarah Lawrence 

Caitlin Owen DA 
Dorothy Streett 


Elizabeth Richards 


Diana Sailing 

C.W. Post 

Leslie Kiely 

Debra Sammataro 


Helen Lacouture 


Susan McCouch EDP 

Carnegie-Mellon University 

Catherine Gilman 

Stanford University 

Nancy Phillips 

Colby Junior College 

Linda Hynson 


Jennifer Martin 


Eleanor Bradshaw 

Syracuse University 

Candace Kattar 

Barbara Levine 

Stacey Milton 

Alexandra Rollins 


Ana Garcia DA 


Susan Baybutt 

Jane Harlan 


Denise Mallen 

University of 

Cynthia Lund 

Franklin & Marshall 

Sara Ingram 


University of 

Jean Rappaport 

George Washington Univ. 

Margaret Smith 



Mary Sullivan EDP 

University of 

Deborah Kelsey 


Shelby Salmon 

New Hampshire 
University of 

Susan Pitts 
Margarette Stever 


Susan Foord 


Abigail Johnson 

University of 

Judith Fletcher 

Carol Kennedy 


Cynthia Johnson 

Lawrence University 

Gayle Ridd 

University of Utah 

Laura Schultz 

Massachusetts College of Art 

Anne Rappaport 

University of Vermont 

Anne Hyde 

Menlo Junior College 

Megan Treneer 


Lillian Coolidge DA 


Deborah Huntington 

Washington University 

Lisa Russem 

Mt. Holyoke 

Margarita Partridge EDP 


Lynn Comley 

Northeastern University 

Martha Caverly 


Claudia Comins 

Northwestern University 

Alison Galusha 

Heidi Kropp 

Selma Hershfield EDP 

Sybil Ridings 

Lucy Pope 


Adisorn Techapaibul 


Teresa Wasilewski DA 


Nancy Cohen 


Suzanne Dampier EDP 

Nettie Woolhandler 

DA — Deferred Admission to September. 

1972 EDP — Early Dcci 

Uon Plan 



Where Are 
We Going? 

During the past winter Mr. Gordon and 
Mr. Philip K. Allen, President of the Board, 
traveled to eleven regional meetings for 
alumnae and parents throughout the 
United States discussing coeducation with 
several hundred of the Abbot faithful. 
Letters received from alumnae have been 
running approximately 60% for "Coordina- 
tion" and 40% for "merger". 

The April Board meetings have now come 
and gone, and we are "re-grouping" some- 
what, for they did not produce a definitive 
result. Before an effort at interpretation, 
it will help you to have the exact wording 
of both Boards' resolutions: 


□ Abbot Resolution April 28, 1971 

VOTED: That the Trustees of Abbot 
Academy agree in principle 
that merger with Phillips 
Academy is desirable, and 
that to this end a joint 
committee of trustees of 
Phillips Academy and Abbot 
Academy be appointed 
forthwith, three trustees from 
each board, this committee 
to work out and present by 
December 1, 1971 , to the 
boards of both schools, a plan 
of merger, including therein 
legal details, a general 
administrative and organiza- 
tional plan, assumptions 
for the educational policy of 
the merged school, and an 
effective date for the 
completed merger. 

U Phillips Resolution May 1, 1971 

VOTED: that while we continue to feel 

(a) that Phillips Academy 
should be involved in the 
education of women, and 

(b) that this can be best done 
in collaboration with Abbot 
Academy rather than in- 

We believe that financial 
considerations make a merger 
with Abbot impractical at 
this time. 

We now wish to pursue our 
inquiry into the alternative : 
a coordinate arrangement by 
the two schools, each retain- 
ing its independence, to see 
if such an arrangement 
cannot be further developed. 
The staff is instructed to 
devise, in collaboration with 
Abbot Academy, a plan for 
a coordinate relationship, and 
to report back to us at our 
October meeting. We also 
ask our Trustee subcom- 
mittee to meet with their 
opposite numbers of the 
Abbot Board, to discuss the 
nature of an ongoing rela- 
tionship between the two 

A close examination of these documents 
reveals certain significant differences in tone, 
methods and assumptions between the two 
schools, which we are assessing now. 
The Steering Committee (the two head- 
masters, the two deans of studies, the two 
deans of students, the two development 
officers, and our coordinator, Mr. P. K. 
Allen) will conduct a series of meetings 
during July, hopefully to determine what 
form of collaboration may in fact be mutually 
agreeable and practicable. 

As we explained in November, the Steering 
Committee spawned various committees to 
inquire into various aspects of the question 
of whether merger or coordination was the 
more desirable route to the agreed-upon 
promised land of coeducation. These com- 
mittees worked hard and presented their 
reports to the Boards prior to the 
April meetings. 

Our Board quickly recognized certain 
familiar givens as basic assumptions we could 
use as a foundation for discussion: a) that 
costs in all areas are not likely to go down 
in the future, b) that limited coordination 
tends to freeze many past problems into 
the present and future, rather than resolving 
them (or exchanging them for preferable 
new ones), c) that protracted scrutiny of old 
ground imposes on hard-working people 
anxious to get on with the essential task of 
education, and d) that action encourages 
people whereas inaction confuses and 
frustrates. After several years of inquiry and 
increased informal coordination, we were 
anxious to evaluate the evidence, take a 
position, and act. 


Our Board discussion turned primarily on 
the likely consequences — for Abbot, for 
the survival of our strengths — of coordina- 
tion and merger as methods of achieving 
coeducation. We sought to look beyond im- 
mediately visible advantages of each, to 
the long-term tendencies of each. We saw 
coordination as far more dangerous to the 
survival of Abbot's educational validity, for 
the larger, more complicated organism in 
such a partnership tends to hold a stronger 
claim on the outcome of the incessant debates 
about details: the result, as evidenced by 
Harvard-Radcliffe, is the slow, inexorable 
dismantling of the smaller, "weaker" 
partner. Merger, on the other hand, contains 
all the advantages inherent in a "fresh 
start". It requires the construction, in good 
faith, of a new framework designed to suit 
new, unprecedented realities; it asks 
negotiators to rise above their normal level 
of operation, at least temporarily, which 
is exactly what one needs in order to write 
a good constitution (N.B. the Founding 

We also felt that the primary responsibility 
for the overall frame — "plan of merger" 

— should be in the hands of trustees, 
aided by the Steering Committee. In short, 
when major institutional decisions must be 
made — once or twice during a century 

— those most responsible should make them. 
We also recognized that a tight timetable, 
rather than a loose one, would aid 

this process. 

Thus our resolution above. 

Phillips' Board focused most on the 
financial impact, which would be great: 
Phillips' tuition would need to rise swiftly to 
a $3,600 level, which, it was felt, would 
threaten Phillips' history of offering a 
superior academic experience for a relatively 
(compared to less wealthy schools) low price 
(current tuition — $2,700). Inclined to resist 
increasing pressure on many fronts, their 
Board opted for coordination, a route de- 
signed to secure the maximum gain (to 
Phillips Academy) for the least cost. 

There are a number of observations we 
can make at this point. No one should be 
surprised that each institution wishes to "save 
itself", despite the known irritations of 
coexistence: one might say, given the 
economics of our times, and other current 
realities, that Abbot has less to lose via bold 
action, whereas Phillips has more. It is also 
true that bigness usually implies more 
complicated institutional machinery: thus 
Phillips tends to work slowly while Abbot 
needs less time to focus its priorities. One 
can construct a long list of such contrasts. 

In summary, it is our feeling that these 
contrasts, collectively, argue strenuously for a 
new design, if there is to be serious coedu- 
cation conducted by the two academies. 
The style of one cannot, in fact should not, 
be imposed wholesale on the other. The 
gains for each are prodigious, if the will 
to grasp them is there. We feel we have the 






will, but also that we should share equally 
the formation of the terms which would 
govern the future of both schools. What 
must be found, before any agreement is 
actually signed into concreate reality, is what 
we would call a true partnership mentality. 

The Boards' actions indicate that while 
such a mentality is needed, it does not yet 
exist. It is our hope that during the relative 
serenity of July, the Steering Committee 
will, via less structured and more candid 
executive session, find a positive model for a 
new school we can all support with pride 
and enthusiasm. 

If the July meetings prove inconclusive 
or reveal irreconcilable differences, then 
Abbot will move swiftly to continue its 
development alone. There is consider- 
able momentum at Abbot, in terms of ideas 
and positive resolve at the Board level, so 
we are sure that an exciting and significant 
future lies ahead. 

There are a number of directions we could 
pursue — as presented in my remarks on 
Alumnae Day this spring, and reprinted 
elsewhere in this issue — if we were to 
continue on our own. A school's strength lies 
in the depth and quality of its purposes; 
when these are faithfully pursued, then 
support is likely to be forthcoming. Abbot's 
options actually are many and we will not 
be negligent of them. 

We will, of course, keep you informed. 


In answer to many queries 


E. F. C. author of the article in the lasi 
Forum about Art teacher, Mrs. Harford 
Powel, is Mrs. Harold V. Cleveland 
(Eliabeth Flanders, Abbot '34), mother of 
Holly Cleveland, Abbot '72. 

Dear Editor — 

"I just received the Abbot Forum and as has 
been the case since my graduation, I 
excitedly opened it to read what is new and 
what is old, what is changing and what is 
bold. Lately, however, I have felt a great 
disappointment, a let down alter skimming 
through the beautifully laid out, slick 
and glossy pages as there was not what I 
could call any real content. It looks good, but 
I have not been able to get any feeling 
about what Abbot is today — Is it, or has 
it, become a slick, "with it" place at the 
expense of some solid, down-to-earth 
perspective? Out of thirty-one pages, there 
were a total of about six that could be 
considered readable 

In my estimation, the Forum would be 
more meaningful and readable with content 
that included 1) letters and opinions 
from friends, alumnae, students and faculty, 
2) calendar of events, 3) comprehensive 
description of courses (subjects), 

4) "Portraits" of faculty who teach there, 

5) articles by students covering aspects of 
Abbot life and events, 6) articles by faculty. 

Maybe I am quite alone in questioning 
this, but I cannot comprehend the 
philosophy of spending money by devoting 
a whole page just to say "Happy Birthday! 
Abbot Alumnae Association". 

Greetings to all the "old lolks" who 
were at Abbot 15 years ago and are still part 
of the "establishment"! 

Sincerely, M. (). N 


En. Notk: Re: No. I Above — To date we 
have received fen' letters and opinions from 
friends, alumnae, students and faculty. The 
Editor's encourage Forum readers to con- 
tribute a letter or an article for the next 
quarterly issue. 


: %.* : 



At graduation, President, Dorothy Gaines, 
and the Class of 1965 gave Abbot a gift of 
one kick wheel and a 16 inch electric kiln. 
Answering the requests of many students 
who wanted to make pottery, the Class of 
1965 supplied the equipment for a Saturday 
Class. Audrey Bensley taught it during the 
following year, and gave to the studio 
the nutrients to make it grow. 

Audrey had studied intensively with the 
renowned potter, Dean Mullavey, in North 
Hatley, Quebec. Mrs. Bensley continued to 
work at the University of New Hampshire all 
during her first year of teaching at Abbot. 
In 1966, she studied with the artist, Gerry 
Williams, and taught pottery in the Phillips 
Academy Summer School. In general her 
inquisitive mind pointed in the direction of 
all the lively aspects of Clay Work. With 
her usual vigor, Mrs. Bensley plans to study 
advanced glaze calculations at the Brook- 
field Craft Center in Connecticut and to 
work at Haystack in Maine this summer. 

The Class of 1965 should be pleased to see 
that their provision for a simple haven in 
the basement of McKeen has turned into a 
professional workshop that extends all 
the way to the Flagg Garage. The growth has 
not all been at once, but it has been steady. 
In 1966 Phillips Academy sent down two 
kick wheels and Mrs. Bensley lent hers. 
Abbot provided more glazing materials and 
equipment and the needed running water. 
In 1967, the school made ceramics a course, 
an elective minor. Twenty-five girls took 
the course and fourteen boy pioneers of 

coordination came from Phillips to work on 
the wheels. Tables were added for hand work. 
Since 1968, Abbot has purchased three 
more wheels, including an electric one, and 
with the use of two students' wheels, there 
are now eight in all. This year there are 55 
students in a course coordinated with 
Phillips. Moreover, the "New School" has 
added an evening course for students and 
faculty alike, under the tutiledge of 
Nancy Mackinnon and Nora Kyger. 

1970 brought the principal's and the 
Trustees' approval of Gerry William's plan 
for a large gas kiln. Which was constructed 
in the Flagg Garage. Students participated 
in the construction of the kiln and gained 
invaluable experience. The kiln provides 
for large firings and larger pots. 

On a beautiful, sunny Saturday, April 24, 
of this Spring, Abbot Art Students enjoyed 
a special event. They, themselves, employed 
Gerry Williams for a day's instruction in a 
new process called wet firing. While they 
watched and gave a hand, Mr. Williams 
constructed a brick kiln in the Flagg drive- 
way with two chambers, one for wet pots 
and one for glazing. As student's wet pots 
came from the various wheels they were 
immediately placed by long tongs into 
the opened kiln (2100° Fahrenheit) and 
removed in about 20 minutes time by the 
same method. The pottery was cooled enough 
to be slip painted, glazed and dried prior 
to its return to the fiery oven for again an 
equally short firing time. When the glazes 
reached the point of maturity, judged by 

peeping into the kiln, the pottery was taken 
out in white heat and put into a reduction 
atmosphere of sawdust, pine needles or 
paper. This second part of the process is 
like the Japanese Raku method of glazing, 
lots of fire, smoke and breathless anticipation. 
The accompanying pictures can best describe 
that Saturday's fun — and hard work. 

In speaking to four students, all in their 
second year of instruction, I learned the 

□ Sue Foord, '71, describes the first year's 
work as the time for learning the basics; that 
is, different shapes on the wheel and some 
hand work, such as the slab or coil technique. 
During the second year she has 
experimented with non-utilitarian forms 
striving to express a more aesthetic feeling. 

To quote Sue directly; "It's not all roses. 
It's easy to get discouraged. One has an off 
day, perhaps three failures in a row. Pots 
crack up or get overworked, get too wet so 
that the structures collapse, or in drying 
get knocked over because of crowded con- 
ditions. Like all creative courses, we are over- 
populated. There is a good workshop spirit 
among those who really care and we feel 
the young outlook of Mrs. Bensley in her 
own quest for more experience. She is 
generous in her help, and she is so honest." 

□ Nora Kyger, 72, is the girl who dropped 
her best tea pot on the floor. Nora likes the 
freedom of the Ceramics Course in that 
once the basics are learned, one may ex- 
periment. Nora says that Mrs. Bensley's aims 
are to produce pots that are distinctive, 
perfection is not the goal, but the feeling 

that the piece inspires. (There is such a thing 
as a boring pot.) 

□ Nancy MacKinnon, '72, cherishes the sense 
of achievement and self-satisfaction which 
she experiences in the Ceramics Course. In 
addition to what her classmates have said, 
she reminds me that working with clay 
releases tensions and removes one from 
pressures. (Most potters are good humored.) 
Nancy's only complaint is a wish to relieve 
the shop of those persons who come to take 
an easy "gut" course. (Maybe achievement 
tests would remedy this.) Nancy plans to 
continue her work, possibly as an apprentice 
for a while and later to have her own 
studio. Most of the serious girls will take 
pottery courses this summer. 

One of the students who will actually 
begin to work in her own studio this summer 
is Kate Lilly, '72. Kate told me about the 
construction of the gas kiln. She said, 
"Gerry Williams explained it so well that, 
although I may not be able to build one yet, 
I understand the basic principles clearly 
enough to assume responsibility in the 
supervision of the firings. The experience of 
firing this gas kiln is priceless. I never 
expected to have such an experience and it 
has given me more self-confidence to 
work alone." 

In attempting to convey the vital spirit of 
the Ceramics Department, I believe the 
words of one of the beginning pupils will 
suffice. Bill Pangburn from Phillips says, "it 
is easy to learn the basics, but it is 
difficult to master them." 

Virginia Powei. 

Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association 

The Abbot Academy Alumnae Association held its annual meeting, May 8, 1971, at 11:30 
in Davis Hall. Anne Russell Loring, President, called the meeting to order and welcomed 175 

The Senior Class marched in singing a school song. Mrs. Loring welcomed them as new 
members of the association and said there were 30 alumnae relatives in the graduating class. 

The list follows: 

ELEANOR BRADSHAW — Sister of Ann Brad- 

shaw, 1965 
SALLY BROWNING — granddaughter of Mildred 

Akerley Browning, 1915 
NANCY COHEN — sister of Susan Cohen, 1969 
CLAUDIA COMINS — niece of Alda Grieco Cesa- 

rini, 1941, and cousin of Edna Grieco Thomas, 

SUZANNE DAMPIER — daughter of Geraldine 

Treadway Dampier, 1 947 
ALISON GALUSHA — daughter of Brigid Bisgood 

Galusha, 1948; cousin of Ann Bacon Reinheimer, 

SARAH GAY — sister of Margaret Gay, 1969 

CATHERINE GILMAN — niece of Jane Kenah 
Dewey, 1948; cousin of Jane Dewey, 1972 

MARGARET HASKELL — cousin of Miss Maria 
Stockbridge Merrill, Past Faculty 

KAREN HO — sister of Delphine Ho, 1969, and 
Christine Ho. 1974 

DEBORAH HUNTINGTON — sister of Ellen Hunt- 
ington Bryant, 1965, and Louisa Huntington, 1967 

ANNE HYDE — cousin of Elizabeth Hyde Wash- 
burn, 1961 

ABIGAIL JOHNSON — daughter of Margaret Chase 
Johnson, 1933; cousin of Polly Bullard Holden, 

CYNTHIA JOHNSON — daughter of Dorothy Dean 
Johnson, 1941; granddaughter of Marion Mellor 
Dean, 1916; grandniece of Sarah Dean Farley, 
1934; niece of Eleanor Johnson Du Toit, 1935, 
Marjorie Dean Marsden, 1942, and Barbara Dean 
Bolton, 1947; cousin of Susan Bolton, 1968, and 
Lynn Marsden, 1968 

HELEN LACOUTURE — sister of Linda Lacouture, 

BARBARA LEVINE — cousin of Ellen Sobiloff, 1966 

DENISE MALLEN — sister of Pamela Mallen, 1970; 
cousin of Claudia Arragg, 1967 

MARY FRANCES McCABE — grandniece of Kather- 
ine Toye McCabe, 1913 

DEBORAH POPE — granddaughter of Virginia Mc- 
Cauley Otis, 1919 

ANNE RAPPAPORT — cousin of Jean Rappaport, 

JEAN RAPPAPORT — cousin of Anne Rappaport, 

RUTH RASER — cousin of Marianna Hubbard 
Mercer, 1944 

SYBIL RIDINGS — daughter of Nancy Bentley Rid- 
ings, 1951 

ALEXANDRA ROLLINS — sister of Elizabeth Rol- 
lins, 1973 

JEANNIE RUSSELL — sister of Diane Russell, 1968; 
cousin of Helen Watson Collison, 1963, Marcia 
Watson, 1966, and Durrie Watson, 1970 

MARGARET SMITH — sister of Susan Smith, 1967 

MARGARETTE STEVER — daughter of Louise Risley 
Stever, 1937 

MEGAN TRENEER — sister of Jennifer Treneer, 
1969, and Wendy Treneer Chambers, 1965; 
niece of Jean Hansen Ashbaugh, 1943 

LUCY VIELE — daughter of Nancy Emerson Viele, 
1944; sister of Catherine Viele, 1969; great- 
grandniece of Lillian Ellis Emerson, 1889 

BARBARA WALKER — daughter of Ann Walen 
Churchill, 1945 


The officers of the graduating class pre- 
sented gifts to the class of 1921 and then 
sang to them and also to the 25th reunion 
class. All joined in singing "Oh, Abbot 
Beautiful" and the seniors marched out sing- 
ing their class song. 

The treasurer's report was read and ac- 
cepted, (see inside back cover) 

A moment of silence was observed for 
alumnae whose deaths had been recorded 
since the last meeting. 

Jane Sullivan, Alumnae Secretary, intro- 
duced Mrs. Donald A. Gordon, Mrr" Rkhdi4 - 
Sheahan, Director of Development and Mr. 
Richard Griggs, Business Manager. She also 
introduced Agnes Fogg Worthington, class 
of 1899, Abbot's oldest alumna present as 
well as the reunion classes of 1921 and 1946. 
Abby Castle Kemper, 1930, Mary Howard 
Nutting, 1940, and Aagot Hinrichsen Cain, 
1944, trustees, were introduced. 

Miss Sullivan also reported that 835 alum- 
nae had contributed $20,316 during the 
present fund year. 

Mrs. Loring read a cablegram from Betsy 
Parker Powell, 1956, alumnae chairman of 
the New Abbot Fund who was attending her 
brother's wedding in Denmark. Betsy thanked 
all those who had contributed to the New 
Abbot Fund and urged those who had not 
yet contributed to consider making a gift. 

Mary Dooley Bragg, vice-chairman of the 
Alumnae Committee of the New Abbot Fund, 
reported that 398 alumnae had contributed 
$91,232 to the New Abbot Fund. She also 
announced that a matching gift of $30,000 
had been offered by an Abbot alumna and 
her mother, and expressed the hope that the 
alumnae would be stimulated to respond to 
the challenge. 

Constance Hall Strohecker '51, clerk, read 
the secretary's report of the first year of the 
Alumnae Association, 1871-1872. This report 
stated that the purpose of the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation was "to unite all the old scholars of 
our Academy in one common interest and 
so to promote and strengthen their loyalty to 
her. To this end shall we not lend our in- 
fluence and aid, feeling that it is but a small 
return to our Alma Mater for the benefits 
we have received from her; that we should 
contribute in this way to enable to give to 
others equal advantages and even greater 
good than she offered to us." There were 
seventy- one members of the Association at 
that time and the dues were $3 a year. 

Mr. Philip K. Allen, president of the Board 
of Trustees, expressed his satisfaction with 
the results of the New Abbot Fund to date. 
A total of $888,870 has been pledged during 
the first year of the three-year campaign. 
He also discussed future plans for the school. 

Mr. Donald A. Gordon's inspiring message 
is included in this issue of the Forum start- 
ing on the inside front cover. 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jane Sullivan 
Executive Secretary 

* * * 

Notes from the 
Alumnae Association President 

Anne Russell Loring, 1936 

What a successful happy Alumnae Day we 
had! The rain stayed away until every out- 
door activity was over. The 50-year class 
had a large and successful reunion and were 
happy with their gold circle pins as a re- 
minder of the occasion. 

Those of us who went to Abbot Friday 
night were privileged to watch a "first" at 
Abbot — a square dance on the skating rink 
behind the laundry. There must have been 
200 students and their guests, teachers and 
Mr. Gordon enjoying the music, the caller 
and the sociability. 

Mr. E. Benjamin Redfield, Jr., trustee and 
honorary member of the class of 1950, de- 
livered the toast at the champagne buffet 
luncheon. The alumnae board members 
filled the champagne glasses as Mr. Griggs 
and Mr. Sheahan popped corks! 

The Bazaar and auction were successful. 
The auctioning of 2 benches from the Chapel 
and their purchase by two alumnae brought 
much needed money into the Scholarship 



)1 /" The class extends its sympathy to INGA 

± LITTLE BOUVE whose husband, Dr. Howard 

Bouve, died March 29th. 

KATHARINE ODELL RANDALL is retiring after 

18 years as executive secretary of the North Conway 

Chamber of Commerce. 

The class extends its sympathy to MARGARET 
PERRY JAMES whose husband died last August after 
a long illness. 

)1 i~f The class extends its sympathy to CARITA 
_/ / BIGELOW MOORE whose husband died re- 
just returned from a Caribbean cruise, making stops 
at islands and several South American countries, 
Mayan ruins in Honduras and Yucatan. My husband 
is still a professor at the University of Texas. Son, 
Theodore, is a professor at Harvard, and Margit is 
married to a lawyer. They live in Seattle and have 
two children." 

>Jf) IRENE FRANKLIN FOSTER is traveling in 
£\J Europe for three weeks with her daughter. 


Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Edwin C. Bennett 

(ELIZABETH WELD), 78 High St., Hingham, 

Mass. 02043 

On May 8th nineteen of us met at Abbot. The 

day and evening proved to be a real mingling of 

thoughts and feelings of the past fifty years, which 

have gone all too quickly. All came with gay spirits. 

First of all I believe I am safe in saying that all of 
us were more than interested in what Mr. Gordon told 
us of Abbot's present life, its progressive ideas for 
the years ahead as well as now, and the hopes of 
fulfilling these good plans. 

Another pleasure for us was Alumnae House. It 
was very satisfying to all of us to be together. Sun- 
day morning we enjoyed a lovely social hour over 
our morning coffee in the cozy living room and when 
we parted we felt our reunion had been very suc- 

On Alumnae Day the school treated us to a lush 
and beautiful looking buffet luncheon. In the after- 
noon we had an informal meeting and MARIAN 
ALLING WARD generously said she would continue 
to be our Class Fund Secretary, and HELEN BRUNO 
CLEGG graciously said she would be Chairman of our 
next reunion in five years. 

At about 6 p.m. we gathered in various cars and 
drove to Shawsheen to the Lanam Club where we 
had cocktails and a very nice dinner and much talk. 
Then home, many of us to Alumnae House for the 

MARIAN ALLING WARD'S husband was the lone 
man at the Class dinner, but he took it well and we 
were glad to have him. 

We look back with a warm feeling to our days at 
Abbot so long ago and hope that the Class of 1971 
will look back fifty years from now and think of the 
great days they had at Abbot, too. 

My love to 1921 and to Abbot. 

Libby Weld Bennett 


Jessamine Rugg Patton, Frances Gasser Stover, Mary Williams Cochran, Carol Perrin Dunton, Eunice Meigs 
Pease, Elizabeth Weld Bennett, Marion Cleveland Botsford, Donald A. Gordon, Principal, Alice Hallett 
Bradley, Dorothy Martin Buracker, Dorothy Carr, Edith Page Bennett, Helen Norpell Price, Agnes Titcomb 
Henderson, Marian Ailing Ward, Helen Bruno Clegg, Marion Kimball Bigelow, Elinor Cochrane Knight, 
Miriam Bickford Haskin, Ethel Dixon McGee, William Knight, Merritt Clegg and Hugh Ward. 


jsyo DORIS HOLT FLINTON and her husband are 
^J) retiring this year from the State University at 
Albany. They will live on Cape Cod. Their 
daughter, Suzanne, is the business manager of the 
Council of the Arts in New York City. John is gradu- 
ating from Cornell Vet. College and going into the 
army for 2 years. Jemy is at Harvard Business School. 

)r )A BETTY BRAGG KING and her husband are 
j£l living at "Top of the World" in Clearwater, 
Fla. Betty's older son, Duncan Mcintosh, is a 
doctor in the Air Force. He is a Lt. Col. and has 3 
children. Her younger son, Alan, is teaching in a Ba- 
kersfield, Calif, high school. 


for a master's degree in English literature. 
FRANCES HOWARD O'BRIEN is still work- 
ing as an occupational therapist. She says that the 
field is changing so rapidly that she can remain en- 

The class extends its sympathy to HILDEGARDE 
MITTENDORFF SEIDEL whose husband died last 


EDDA RENOUF GOULD is president of the 
Stanford University Medical Center Auxili- 
ary, a service auxiliary whose primary con- 
cern is the patient. She plans to come East in Au- 

j/, / now working full time as a social worker in 
Calvert County. Although a lot of what peo- 
ple say about the welfare mess is true, I'm still very 
much enjoying being involved. I saw MARGARET 

NIVISON CHASE in Washington this winter." 

EDNA RUSSELL WATSON has 7 grandchildren 
and a great-grandchild. 

summer I had a delightful trip to England and the 
Scandinavian countries. Otherwise, life goes on the 
same — Child Welfare specialist with — do I dare 
admit — Mass. Dept. Public Welfare!" 

SYDNA WHITE writes "Went to Washington to 
march in the April 24 anti-war protest; is chairman 
of the overall planning committee for her town's Ter- 
centenary celebration, taking place this summer, 
July 4-1 1th, and is launching the third summer sea- 
son of "Music in the Garden" with her nephew-in- 
law, Richard Robbins. Dick's wife, Christine, is 
Sydna's niece, and has a very fine contralto voice. 
Christine won the 1971 N.E. Regional Audition of 
the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and was a final- 
ist, one of ten, in the National Audition in April. 
Those who remember that Sydna was a contralto, 
will realize why she is riding on cloud 9 these 
days. After 1 5 years of living year-round on Mar- 
tha's Vineyard, she still has no sense of claustro- 
phobia. Greetings to all classmates." 


News Secretaries: Mrs. Harold F. Howe 
(BARBARA FOLK), 7811 Portosueno Ave., 
Palma Sola Park, Bradenton, Fla. and GRACE 

STEPHENS, 100 Egypt Lane, East Hampton, L.I., 


Send your news to them. 

daughter is assistant chief librarian in the Domestic 
Research Library in the Federal Reserve Bank in New 
York City. 


Edith Ireland Wood, Frances Flagg Sanborn, Dorothy Gillette Henley, Grade Griffin Westman, Gretchen 
Vanderschmidt, Suzanne Loizeaux, Elinor Mahoney Smith, Alice Perry and Jane Ruth Hovey. 


her grandfather, Aaron D. Shattuck, his paintings 
and drawings. She writes, "They were found in the 
old homestead and were in deplorable condition. We 
finally got around to having them appraised and 
were amazed at what we had! We have had them 
restored and they have been exhibited in New Bri- 
tain, Conn., Manchester, N.H. and Portland, Me. 
Our son, John, is an assistant professor of English 
and associate director of theatre at Brown Univer- 
sity. Our daughter, Margaret, teaches science to 

^_)\J with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. 
Her daughter, Rosanne, recently received her 
Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England and is 
doing scientific research at Harvard University. 


Reunion Report: 

Seven of us bravely met to celebrate our 
fortieth reunion and were glad we did! You 
will see our shining faces in the picture. We regis- 
tered and found each other at Morton House where 
Jane presides. The fifty-year class were guests there 
and seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. 
Let's plan for a big forty-fifth to prepare for our 

At the one hundredth meeting of the Alumnae 
Association FAITH won the prize for coming the 
greatest distance, from Paradise Valley, Arizona. 
POSY came from Rome, Italy, but not in time for 
the award. Mr. Philip K. Allen, President of Abbot's 
Board of Trustees and a Phillips' Trustee, and Mr. 

Donald A. Gordon, Principal, told us of plans for Ab- 
bot — informative, inspiring and reassuring. I echo 
Faith's comments in her letter that follows later. 

As always a sumptuous luncheon was beautifully 
served, this time with champagne to toast the one 
hundredth birthday of the Abbot Alumnae Associa- 

Later at Jane's lovely new apartment we shared 
your letters and our news and views. Abby tells a 
great story and we wish you all could have shared 
her tales of the escapades brought to light or re- 
viewed, like the coming through the ceiling at Sher- 
man, and all the aunts who did not want us on our 
trips to Boston. Faith demonstrated yoga exercises 
which she practices daily. She is in such great shape 
that Bacon and Smead bought the books as soon as 
they got home. After all the goodies at Jane's the 
perfect reunion dinner was hamburgers and hot 
fudge sundaes at the Friendly Shop with more catch- 
ing up such as "Don't you smoke?" "No, the only 
time I ever smoked was when I was at Abbot and 
that was only because it was against the rules." 

You may remember that MARY ANGUS was to be 
chairman of this reunion. Jane said that all of An- 
dover turned out to pay their respects to her. 

I'm still working with Bob in physical therapy but 
not full time. Caroline joined us this year and took 
over while we visited Hawaii. Dick, who is father of 
our first grandchild, is a physical therapist in Cin- 
cinnati. Ted is back in the state where he was born, 
in Seattle. Bob is with McGraw-Hill in Atlanta. 1 
have enjoyed membership in Zonta, a service club 
for executive business women where I represent 
physical therapy. We still live beside the river, play 


Katherine Allen Babson, Abby Castle Kemper, Mary Smead Homlar, Faith Chipman Parker, Mary Bacon, Ruth 
Cann Baker and Jane Sullivan. 


with two little dachshunds, volunteer at the hospital 
in emergency and serve on an advisory committee 
for nursing education and service. Bob farms over the 
weekends and I help pull weeds and enjoy all those 
vegetables and melons. It was wonderful to visit at 
Abbot and I wish everyone of you could have been 

Do you remember when we sang: "Wherever in 
the world I am, in what so e'er estate, I have a fel- 
lowship of hearts to keep and cultivate." Let's keep 
in touch and have a good turnout in 1976! 

Mary Smead Homlar 

News from letters received : 

MARCIA RUDD KEIL — "Planning a trip to Eu- 
rope in April and May. Sorry, as I was looking for- 
ward to my 5-year check-up on the old girls. Son 
still teaching at Buffalo University. Two grandchil- 
dren, Aphrodite, 5, and Carl Marco, 2." 

band retired a year ago. Our children are married 
and we have 2 grandchildren. Our library is one of 
the greatest pleasures Gordon and I share. Should 
any of you get down to Monticello, let me hear from 

METTA BETTELS SMITH — "We expect to go 
to South America at the end of April. Both our 
daughters work for Pan-Am and we have traveled a 
lot in the past few years." 

JANET SIMON SMITH — "Bob and I are taking 
off on a motor trip through the 'deep south' and 
will be away. Date me up for a good tennis game in 
1981 !" 

MIRIAM BASS — "I live in Tallahassee on a hill- 
top of ten rolling acres in a home I built six years 
ago. I raise camellias, love my swimming pool and 
two small black poodles." 

in Ethiopia on May 8th. Our four children are mar- 
ried and we have 9 grandchildren in all." 

and I were out of the country for four months last 
year — 5 weeks on a photo safari in East Africa and 
2'/2 months working in the mission hospital in India 
where I was born." 

MARY BACON is still in New York City working 
for an allergist but threatening to retire to cleaner 
air! She plans to visit Portugal this fall. 

MARIE WHITEHILL is happily settled in New- 
burgh, N.Y., and is working for IBM. 

ABBY CASTLE KEMPER is an Abbot trustee and is 
the very busy wife of the headmaster of Phillips 

I've been working full-time in real estate. Ed, too, is 
in real estate, but we don't compete as he confines 
his activities to the commercial. All the offspring 
were at home for Christmas. Ellen, Abbot '57, came 
from London where she works as an executive for a 
London firm' dealing in contemporary furnishings. 
Connie, our actress daughter, Carnegie Tech, '63, 
is married to an actor who teaches in the art depart- 
ment of the University of Washington. She acts in 
the summer. Chip lives in Tucson dividing his time 
between working in a bookstore and painting. Lili, 
19, is at home. 

"I'm most interested and really thrilled by all 
that's going on at Abbot under Donald Gordon and 
feel his youth and new look at education and the 
necessity for changing our old school radically with- 
out sacrificing its basic tenets — most salutary." 


delegates who went to Paris for a week in 
February to try to learn the requirements for 
peace in Southeast Asia. They met with principals 
at the Paris peace talks and other people with per- 
spective on the war and ways to end it. She went as 
a representative of peace groups in Worcester. 

JJl BETTY WEAVER VAN WART is thrilled to 
^Jj) announce the birth of a grandson, William 
Eric Tunkey. She shares grandmother honors 
with Polly Pancoast Tunkey, 1939. 

JO C News Secretary: Mrs. William B. Elmer 
JJ (CATHLEEN BURNS), 113 Pinckney Street, 
Boston, Mass. 021 14 

DORIS ANDERSON CLARK'S son, David, is teach- 
ing at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N.Y., and 
son, Ron, is in Vista. Carolyn is a senior at North- 

JANE DAWES McCLENNAN writes, "Two of our 
daughters are married having graduated from col- 
lege. Our third is a junior at Skidmore, and our son is 
at Tilton. I am a substitute teacher in the public 
school — finding education very expensive." 

ELEANOR JOHNSON DU TOIT'S first granddaugh- 
ter was born last October. 

2 children still at home, Chi Chi, 18, and Roger, 12. 
Joe is a special education teacher and I teach pre- 
schoolers 3 mornings a week and help with parent 
education. My spare time is taken up with volun- 
teer work for the American Friends Service Com- 

^2/f Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Malcolm S Loring 
JV (ANNE RUSSELL), Pepperell Road, Kittery 
Point, Me. 03905 
Reunion Report: 

We had nine members for that beautiful cham- 
pagne luncheon. We were happily joined by Mrs 
Gordon and MARY SMITH-PETERSEN, 1937. 

reunion chairman for our 40th. MARY SWAN will 
serve as Class Fund Secretary, so you will be hear- 
ing from her. BETTY SARGENT CRANDELL (Mrs. 
John), Nichols Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 02025, will be 
news secretary for the next five years, so be sure to 
get in touch with her. 

MARY TRAFTON SIMONDS looked great — told 
us of her husband and three children — two of 
whom are married. SALLY SCATES ENGELKIRK 
came on from Germantown, N.Y. looking wonderful 
and happy with pictures of her husband and new 
home. She told us of her marvelous honeymoon in 
Hawaii two years back. MARY SWAN looked fine 
and still works at M.I.T. and lives in Beverly, Mass. 

MARY DOOLEY BRAGG, Vice-Chairman of the 
Alumnae Committee for the New Abbot Fund was 
present to give a report at the meeting, and is also 
auditor for the Alumnae Association Treasurer's re- 
port. She doesn't change — keeping busy must be 
her secret. She is president of the Boston Wellesley 
College Club, member of Wellesley College Alumnae 
Board and keeps track of a husband and four chil- 
dren. Lawrence, III, graduated from Yale in 1970 
and is attending Harvard Law, Andrew, Yale, 1971, 
Cathy, Smith, 1974, and Ned attends Rivers Coun- 
try Day. 

HAWEE O'BRIEN OLCOTT was in "good shape" 
also and she is treasurer of the Alumnae Association 


and Class Fund Secretary, so we see each other a 
few times a year. She chauffeured me from Welles- 
ley to Andover twice as I was visiting our daughter 
in Sharon. Hawee has a handsome family — 3 sons 
and a daughter. Her most attractive mother joined 
us for cocktails before they left for Wellesley. 

PAT SMITH MAGEE came up from Marblehead 
and looked wonderful. She has 3 children, Mark, 
Jonathan and Heidi. We were so sorry she had to 
leave right after pictures. BARBARA SOUTHER 
COOKE came with Mary as she lives in Chestnut 
Hill. Her husband is retired from the Army, but now 
works in Boston. They have a son, Fred, who attends 
Fessenden School and a daughter, Barbara, who 
graduated in 1970 from Mt. Holyoke. 

BETTY SARGENT CRANDELL has gorgeous pure 
white hair and looks just the same as always. Jack, 
her husband, works hard on boys' and girls' camps. 
Their son, John and wife and children, live in Booth- 
bay. John teaches in Wiscasset. Lucy and Tim and 
baby Jason are in Michigan but hope to move to 
New England very soon. Sarge is madly heaving an 
accumulation of 1 7 years getting ready to move to 
a smaller house very close by. 

started later than we did so still has teen-age chil- 
dren to work for and cheer for — even Girl Scouts. 
A joint concert there had Elinor taking in two boys 
for the weekend from some town in New Hamp- 
shire. She sent all best wishes to everyone. 

SALLY BURNS BECKWITH is enjoying life in her 
Boston condominium — quite a change from coun- 

try living. John, Harvard '73, is assistant manager 
of the baseball team, and Sarah is a freshman at 
American University. They all had a Christmas 
cruise to South America on the Michelangelo. 

MARION MOONEY STARR wrote a good note, 
typical Mooney style and enclosed pictures of grand- 
pa and grandma Starr on motorbikes with helmets! 
They left May 7 for a vacation in Bermuda. They 
have 3 grandchildren — both daughters being mar- 
ried. She adds, "My son remains off the hook". She 
sent love to the group and if anyone gets near Man- 
chester, N.H., stop in. 

LUCY HAWKES LAMSON sent a beautiful picture 
taken Christmas Day — just as attractive as ever 
and graying as we all are. Her sister, husband and 
daughter were visiting from Texas and Germany. 
Lucy had a skiing trip to Europe this winter and 
also skied and played tennis in this area during the 
winter. Her oldest daughter, Fay, is a computer pro- 
grammer at John Hancock in Boston and will be off 
this summer for a walking tour of Nepal. Her daugh- 
ter, Betsy, and husband, are returning from two 
years in Antigua, B.W.I, where Betsy's husband serv- 
ed in the Navy. Her son, Peter, is in Philadelphia 
with a band, writing, singing and making tapes to 
get launched on a career with records. Lucy is still 
at Belmont Hill. "Best wishes to everyone" from 

mother having a stroke in the fall and is in a rest 
home near Cohasset, so when Tommy gets up from 
New Jersey, she naturally goes to Cohasset. She en- 


Front row: Barbara Souther Cooke, Hawee O'Brien Olcott, Mary Dooley Bragg, Patricia Smith Magee and 

Elizabeth Sargent Crandell. 
Back row: Mary Swan, Mary Trafton Simonds, Sally Scates Engelkirk, Philip K. Allen, President of Board 

of Trustees, and Anne Russell Loring. 


closed a beautiful snapshot of their daughter Lain 
and themselves taken last August 29 just before 
they entered the church for Lain's wedding. Tommy 
looked beautiful in an ice-blue dress and large brim- 
med hat. All had big smiles and Lain was a beautiful 

MIRIAM ADAMS PRESTON was in Venice, Flor- 
ida. She had hoped to be back by May 8th, but did 
not make it. Her daughter, Jo Anne, is working for 
her doctorate in Sociology and is teaching in the 
Amherst, N.H. school system. 

A very nice note from "DEEDE" EASTLACK GRAY 
with some beautiful pictures of their only child's 
wedding in 1969. Deede looked not a day older than 
she did in '36. She said she had tried for years to 
of you see her, please tell her Deede inquired. Deede 
works as secretary to 6 judges of courts of record 
and maybe now is on a week's vacation with her 
husband to Florida from Virginia Beach, Va. 

Just received a card from PHYLLIS FISHER TO- 
BEY apologizing for not answering sooner, but she 
enjoyed being part of Abbot if only for a short time. 

The class of 1936 started a scholarship fund in 
have almost $500. Every class member was asked 
to contribute $35, the number of years since we left 
Abbot. If anyone has not sent their $35 to the 
Abbot Alumnae Fund, don't hold back. We've got a 
good start and would like to make it 100% par- 
iticpation or $1,272!! 

As you know I have the happy position of Alum- 
nae President this year and next. It is very exciting 
and a real privilege to be associated so closely with 
Trustees, members of the Steering Committee and 
Mr. Gordon. I have also attended two meetings this 
year of the Alumnae Presidents' Council of Inde- 
pendent Schools. They are spring boards of informa- 
tion regarding alumnae duties, what we can do to 
help our schools, etc. Each meeting seems more im- 
portant and fact-giving than the last. I keep think- 
ing of the Chinese proverb, "I hear and I forget; I 
see and I remember; I do and I understand." This 
is so true as you all know. What else keeps me busy? 
A husband who teaches science to high school fresh- 
men in this area and a son due to graduate in June 
from the school and attend University of Maine in 
September after a trip to Ireland for three weeks. 
Our older daughter and her husband are proud par- 
ents of a beautiful little girl who will be a year this 
June 13. Our younger daughter is happily situated 
in the Los Angeles area despite earthquakes! During 
the school year I work as a para-professional or 
teacher aide in Portsmouth, N.H. in an open concept 
school with slow learners. This is my fifth year and 
I love it. Next year we are going to start an inte- 
grated day program in the second grade which should 
be most exciting for a grandmother. Meanwhile all 
of you who might travel north this summer, stop 
in Kittery Point and say hello! 

P.S. : The reason I'm up on Sarge's news is be- 
cause I spent the night at the Morton "Hilton" 3rd 
floor and had a ball. The fifty-year girls were there 
too, so we all enjoyed coffee Sunday morning to- 
gether. I also came home with one gorgeous case of 
laryngitis due to all the talk Friday night, Satur- 
day and Saturday night — but it was all such fun. 

J / husband are spending most of their time in 
Litchfield, Conn, where they have remodeled 
an old barn. 

BUNNY RISLEY STEVER'S daughter, Sarah, will 
be married in August to Douglas W. Marshall, a 
doctoral candidate in history at the University of 
Michigan. Sarah is doing graduate work at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. 

JO Q PATRICIA GOSS RHODES writes, '"Last sum- 
Jy mer my 3 youngest children and I drove 
through southern Germany and on to Ru- 
mania. This summer we will be shopping for Eastern 
colleges for the twins who both made the National 
Honor Society. We will visit Scott who is working 
for his Ph.D. at M.I.T., and then on to Africa. Bar- 
bara is married and John is at the University of 

The class will be sorry to learn that VIRGINIA 
HALSTEAD LIGHTFOOT'S mother passed away re- 

JOAN HUBBARD LAWSON writes, "Our oldest 
son was married last November. He's a computer 
programmer for the Air Force, and has about one 
year more to serve. Our younger son is stuyding in 
Vienna this semester. Chuck, Gail and I just re- 
turned from a 3 -week trip to Europe, and, of course, 
visited Vienna." 

71/ on the faculty of Hartt College of Music, 
University of Hartford, teaching organ and 
enjoying every minute. The young people are direct, 
intelligent and stimulating — my teaching is very 
rewarding in every way. Church music and organ 
concerts are a constant challenge, so I try desperate- 
ly to practice what I preach! Our Navy son, Robert, 
married in December, and so we have a very dear- 
daughter at last. Richard is immersed in medical 
studies at Brown, working toward that far-away M.D. 
with enormous enthusiasm. 

*Af MARGARET STUART BEALE is president of 
1 1 the Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council. 

y dd BETTY COLSON TIERNEY sang several num- 
/ / bers in a concert with Miss Friskin at the 
Methuen Memorial Music Hall. From all ac- 
counts Betty's soprano is still beautiful. 

living gets better all the time! 

>AST BARBARA BALL BACON'S daughter is in her 
I J) third year at the University of Denver. Todd 
is a freshman at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. He spent last summer at home earning his 
pilot's license. Doug is at Hotchkiss. 

HELEN NORRIS STEARNS and her husband raise 
standardbreds on Justaplain Farm in Hopkinton, 
N.H. They use closed circuit television to monitor 
the foaling mares. Helen gives riding lessons and 
uses the TV to show her students their faults. 

)/1/' News Secretary: Mrs. Myron Friedman (MAR- 
Tl? IAN TROUB), 42 Concord St., W. Hartford, 
Conn. 01619 
May 8th — Abbot's Birthday — sunshine inter- 
mittent but spirits high. An informative 100th alum- 
nae meeting, during which we heard many exciting 
ideas about Abbot's future ... a most individual- 
istic and "with it" group of seniors joined us ... a 
lively auction from the steps of Abbot Hall during 
which one of our classmates bought a chapel bench 
for the benefit of the scholarship fund . . . 1946 
turned out 1 3 strong, and your roving reporter 


gleaned the following at a delightful cocktail party 
at LOUISE DOYLE COLLINS', after which we re- 
paired to the Lanam Club for a superb and leisurely 
dinner. The five husbands who joined us not only 
"endured" but were most gallant, and added a great 
deal to our evening of reminiscing, renewing old 
friendships and sharing current happenings. We 
found many mutual interests and discovered that 
most of us have large families by today's standards. 
We all agreed it's a challenge to raise children in 
the 70's, but '46 seems to be thriving on it!!! 

SALLY ALLEN WAUGH, our reunion chairman, 
came with husband Sam and daughter Sandra, who 
is Abbot '69, Briarcliff '71 and next year plans to 
continue at the University of Colorado. Their son is 
at Ithaca College. 

her husband Dave. Their daughter Marcia gradu- 
ated from Abbot in '70 and will be at B.U. next 

MARY BURTON BLAKNEY is currently serving on 
the Child Guidance Center Board in Montclair and is 
also on the Drug Abuse Planning Committee. She and 
her husband have many creative hobbies as well. 
Their son Peter will be a sophomore at Colorado 
College, John is entering Tulane and Glenn is at 

LOUISE DOYLE COLLINS and her husband Arthur 
graciously opened their lovely home, which is in a 
beautifully wooded section of Andover. They have 5 
children, among them a son at Norwich and a daugh- 
ter at Union. 

FLORENCE FRYLING WILLIS brought her husband 
Ted and her younger sister who lives in Andover, 
to the reunion. Flo also has 5 children . . . Kathy is 
at the University of Buffalo (3rd year nursing), 
George is at Clarkson and 3 are at home. She is 
very active in the Episcopal Church Women in Fair- 
view, Penn. 

ANNE HELLWEG WARREN is the principal of the 
Rockingham School for Exceptional Children. Her 
husband teaches at Phillips Exeter. They have 5 
children — one at Exeter and one at St. Thomas 
Choir school. 

GRETA LEINBACH SMITH was divorced last year. 
In January 1970 she moved into an old house which 
she has redone with great pride from top to bottom. 
Sandy is entering Univ. of Virginia in September 
and Stevie is entering nursery school in September! 
Robin will be in 10th grade and Douglas in 6th. 
Greta also works hard for the local Mental Health 

SALLY NORTH JONES came down from Maine. 
Her son Jeff graduates from Kimball Union and will 
be going to New England College in September. 

The class will be sorry to learn that KITTY JOHN- 
SON ROBBINS' husband Hal died over a year ago of 
emphysema. Kitty has 4 children, 10, 13, 15 and 
an 18-year-old at Hobart. 

LUTY ROBERTSON KOLFLAT, her husband, Tor, 
and daughter Gail definitely won the prize for our 
class by coming all the way from Winnetka, III. 
They would love to have anyone who comes to the 
Chicago area call and/or visit! 


David Rickenbacker, Patty Bowne Rickenbacker, Katharine Johnson Robbins, Sally North Jones, Mavis 

Twomey Cox, Louise Doyle Collins, Carolyn Teeson Keller, Sally Allen Waugh, Greta Leinbach Smith, 

Luetta Robertson Kolflat, Tor Kolflat, Gail Kolflat, Ann Warren Hellweg, Florence Fryling Willis, Marion 
Troub Friedman and Mary Burton Blakney. 


WINNIE TEESON KELLER is working for her M.A. 
at St. Lawrence where her husband Ross is in ad- 
ministration and also teaches economics. Their old- 
est, Meredith, is at Abbot. 

MICKEY TROUB FRIEDMAN has a daughter, 
Betsy, entering Lake Forest, a son, Richard, trans- 
ferring from Bard to Western Washington and 3 more 
boys still at home. My special interest is tutoring in 
an inner city school. Last summer Mike and I took 
a canoe trip on the Allagash River in Maine. The 
whole family skis at Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton, 
where last winter I saw JANET MITCHELL POOLE 
and SALLY POWER HANSMAN, all skiing with 
their families. 

MAVIS TWOMEY COX has the newest baby — 
1 V2 years old, and more children than anyone else. 
(7). She has a daughter at UMass, and a son at 
Phillips. Mavis also works as a secretary to the as- 
sistant superintendent of the Andover schools. A 
busy gal! 

SON almost made it. Barby wrote that Patsy is a 
sophomore at Univ. of Penn. and Pam is at the Univ. 
of Arizona. Bye is a junior in high school. NANCY 
THOMAS ADAMS wrote from Miami. Bruce gradu- 
ates from Millbrook School, Lindsay's at Wells and 
is getting married in June, Mike is at Lawrence Univ. 
in Wisconsin and she has two more little girls, 8 
and 10. 

So you can see that '46 was a very good year! 
The bagpipers 'round The Circle were just as thrill- 
ing and colorful as they were 25 years ago when 
they led us out the Abbot gates to graduation, but 
we are all quite sure that we, like Abbot, have im- 
proved with age! Micky 

> AH MARY L0U MILLER HART'S husband is 
I / product manager for Dupont in Wilmington, 
Del. Her daughter, Nancy, 1 6, and son, Da- 
vid, 14, are in high school. 

/ have been in France on the French-Swiss- 
German border for 3 years where my hus- 
band works with Honeywell-Bull. Our three youngest 
children are in the local schools, and we spend a 
great deal of time skiing. Our 2 oldest boys are at 
Deerfield. We come 'home' every summer to our 
cottage on Lake Champlain." 

)F r\ News Secretary: Mrs. David M. Lamb (MARY 
j(J BIXBY), Sweet Hills Rd., RFD 3, Box 172, 
Plaistow, N.H. 

CORALIE HUBERTH SLOAN had her fourth child 
and second son, Jan. 15, 1970. 

SUSAN MORGAN ROLONTZ writes, "We've had 
a busy and interesting spring. We moved to a bigger 
apartment in the same building. Two days later we 
left for St. Martin with the children and stayed in 
the unopened La Belle Crede. Fantastic! After a 
week back in New York, we left for Cannes, France, 
and a cocktail party for the Rolling Stones. Then on 
to Paris and London. Our son, Morgan and KATE 
WYCKOFF PRUTTING'S son, Peter, go to the same 
school and are good friends." 


Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Burdette A. John- 
son, Jr. (LOIS LOVEJOY), Pepperell Road, 
West Groton, Mass. 01472 
News Secretary: Mrs. David Ridings (NANCY 
BENTLEY), 223 Brattle Road, Syracuse, N.Y. 13203 


Back row: Carolin Furst Carlson, Lois Ann Lovejoy Johnson, John Page, Lydia Eccles Page, Penny Whittall 
Hoadley, Anne Bissell Gates and David Ridings. 

Front row: Edna Grieco Thomas, Constance Hall Strohecker, Nancy Bentley Ridings, Rosamond Reifsnyder 
Peck, Frances Russell Phelps and E. Benjamin Redfield, Jr., Trustee. 


Reunion Report: 

In the afternoon after hearing the bagpipes, 
Penny, Rozzy, Lydia and John played tennis. They 
had spent Friday night in Greenwich with SUSIE 

Susan's husband will attend the Sloan School of 
Business Management at M.I.T. next year. 

SALLY MASON CROWELL writes, "Howard re- 
turned safely from Viet Nam last July and is back at 
the Pentagon. We have orders to go to the Army War 
College in Carlisle, Pd. in August, and are quite de- 
lighted. Even the children, Judy, 11, and David, 9, 
having lived here 6 years are looking forward to a 

Lois, Anne and Carolin enjoyed a nice visit at 
Edna's home and then had dinner at the Andover 
Inn. Sorry more of those reunioning could not meet 
for dinner. 

A note from DINO COLBURN RICE reports she 
could not come from Wallingford . . . "Our old 
English sheep dog is due to have puppies that week 
. . . anyone interested." 

STARCHER hope to come for the 25th. Marcia is 
presently in Turkey. Connie is now president of the 
Boston Abbot Club. 

A letter from FLOR PALACIOS DUTERLOO says, 
"I have three very grown-up children. A girl of 16 
who is in the 5th grade of the high school type 
which they call 'gymnasium' in Holland, a boy, Louis, 
15, who is in the 3rd year of the Atheneum and 
Alexandra, 12, who will enter high school this year. 
She is as tall as I am. My husband is working at the 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Diplomatic Per- 
sonnel Department and I have been working morn- 
ings as a social and private secretary to the Ambas- 
sador of Venezuela." 

Despite the rather gloomy day, all of us attending 

had a grand time. Everyone looks simply marvelous 

and content and happy. Those absent don't know 

what they missed — plan to join us for our 25th. 

Lois Ann Lovejoy Johnson 

^j£ will become headmaster at the Bement School 

in Deerfield, Mass. in July. 

)CA JUDY PRIOR ROSS had a son, Peter Rem- 

Jy ington, January 7th. 

PAT STAINTON ROWE writes, "We have 
bought a 13-room house — our work seems cut out 
for us as there is much to be done to restore it. The 
children are all in school now. Last year Ellen baby- 
sat for KAREN OLSON SMITH'S children. Karen 
was Abbot '55." 

)£C News Secretary: Mrs. John A. C. King, 3rd 
J J (DOROTHY FLEMING), 4 Rolling Hill Dr., 
Morristown, N.J. 07960 

BETH CHANDLER WARREN who was recently 
appointed director of the Roxbury Children's Service 
Association has always been in the field of child 
welfare. The Boston Globe said on April 1st, "In 
her new position Beth hopes to sensitize her staff to 
the real problems of the community, sensitize the 
community to its own problems and methods of cop- 
ing with them themselves, and sensitize those out- 

side the community to what's happening in Roxbury- 
North Dorchester and what they can do about it. 
"She calls the program one of 'constructive in- 
volvement' — whether it's contributing a dollar or 
knitting a pair of booties — and the people she's 
aiming for are those 'with good antennae viably 
working for an organization with an emotional in- 
vestment. We can really make inroads in improving 
race relations between blacks and blacks and blacks 
and whites.' " 

JOLYNE FOURNIER BOYLE had a second child 
and first daughter, Johanna Louise, January 22nd. 
Daniel is two years old. 

JANE KENT ROCKWELL'S husband is teaching in 
the Engineering Dept. at Boston University Graduate 
School. They have just finished renovating their Bos- 
ton town house. 

child and third daughter, Carrie Nesbit, on Feb. 18. 
Her husband is the City Planner in Lawrence, Mass. 

DIANE SOROTA O'DWYER is director of the Fer- 
dinand Roten Galleries in Cambridge. It deals in 
original graphic prints. Diane had a booth at the 
Bazaar and sold prints. Her husband resigned from 
the Navy and is studying at Harvard Business School. 
He will be in Washington this summer as a special 
consultant to the Rand Corp. They have 2 children, 
Brendan, 9, and Kyran, 6. 

KATHERINE STIRLING DOW has two sons, David, 
6, and Michael, 1 . 

)Cf Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Robert P. Hopkins 
JV (ANNE TRIPP), 213 Nashova Rd., Concord, 
Mass. 01742 

Reunion Report: 

It was a small but enthusiastic group which ven- 
tured back to Abbot on May 8th: TON I FENN Mc- 
HAGSTROM and Alan and myself. We went first to 
Morton House, the new Alumnae Headquarters for 
a quick cup of coffee, then to the Alumnae meet- 
ing where Donald Gordon gave an interesting talk 
on Abbot and how it is keeping pace with our com- 
plex and changing society. We had the distinct im- 
pression that Abbot is in excellent hands, that the 
girls are an extremely happy and attractive lot, and 
that Abbot remains one of the foremost schools of 
its kind in the nation. Luncheon was fabulous, as 
usual, with the added treat of champagne to toast 
the Abbot Alumnae Association's next 100 years. 
(This was its 100th Anniversary). 

We are delighted to report that NANCY SMITH 
KING will be Reunion Chairman at our Twentieth. 
Resolve now to return to Abbot in May '76! 

Spencer arrived May 26, 1970. She joins Lydia Ad- 
ams Spencer, now 3 years. Somehow I still squeeze 
in a few extra curricular activities. I am a docent 
with the L.A. County Museum of Art, a fund raiser 
for our local NET station, member of the Pasadena 
Junior Philharmonic Comm. and the Pasadena Area 
Youth Music Council — and most recently on the 
Board of Directors of the Sycamores home for boys 
with behavioral problems." 

the physically handicapped in Grades 1-8 in Glouces- 
ter, Mass. Kyle is now 7, Alison 5. 

TON I FENN McKEE is busy at home with her 
two girls ages 7 and 3. Dick sings with a touring 
opera company and teaches music at Yale. 


BETSY PARKER POWELL was unable to be with 
us for Alumnae Day due to her brother's marriage 
to a Danish girl in Europe. 

ELEANOR MORGAN RODINI and her husband 
will spend next year in Bologna, Italy, where Bob 
will be the director of the University of Wisconsin 
Junior Year Abroad Program. Elizabeth, 6'/2, and 
Mark, 4, will attend Italian Montessori schools. 

SUE WATEROUS WAGG writes, "I've just finish- 
ed teaching an adult education course in modern 
painting. I learned as much as my 'students' did! Am 
also a guide at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 
Sandra, 8, Geoffrey, 5, Tim and I spent 3 weeks 
in Scotland and England last summer visiting Tim's 
strategically scattered relatives." 

PEPPY ROTHWELL KLEIN writes that she, hus- 
band Dieter, Andreas 5Vi, and Christian 2, are living 
in Berkeley, California and will remain on the west 
coast even after Dieter finishes his thesis as they 
love it there. Peppy writes "Berkeley is such a rich 
community that I've quite succumbed to the temp- 
tation of becoming a well-rounded dilettante. Local 
politics is my most enduring passion, coops (food, 
nursery, etc.) my greatest despair and that whole 
potting, weaving, ecology, anthropology bag my 
newest discovery." 

Anne Tripp Hopkins 

■^C'y News Secretary: Mrs. John E. Moughty, Jr. 
J / (LYNNE McLAUGHLIN), Cedar Lane, Ridge- 
field, Conn. 06877 

sociated with the law firm of Shearman and Sterling 

LOS was matron of honor at the wedding. 

James, IVz, Alexander, 5, and Peter, 4. Lulu is sell- 
ing Doncaster clothes in her area as well as being in- 
volved in a local community theater. 

CAROL GAINES ROBERSON is a full-time student 
working toward M.A. in English at the University 
of Mass. Her husband is teaching at Amherst. 

)C Q News Secretary: Mrs. James N. DuPuy 
JQ (SANDRA CASTLE), 1847 Grove Avenue, 
Quincy, III. 62301 

JUDITH HART SHAW writes, "Heather Wilson 
arrived on Jan. 5, 1971. She joins Gregory, age 4, 
who is in nursery school." 

SHIRLEY SLATER CROSMAN had her first child, 
Nathaniel Hart, Nov. 10, 1970. Her husband works 
for Libbey-Owens-Ford in Mason City, Iowa. Shirley 
lectures at the local art museum on art history. 

^) y husband are living in Lagos, Nigeria. Susan 
has a two-year assignment as assistant rep- 
resentative for the Ford Foundation for West Africa. 

LAURIE SMITH FUSCO and her husband are both 
in the Ph.D. program at the Institute of Fine Arts 
in New York City. Peter is a graduate of Williams 
College and has a master's degree from Brown Uni- 

JOAN SYNNOTT ARDREY'S husband is an insti- 
tutional broker with Kidder Peabody & Co. in 
Houston, Tex. They have a son, James, Jr., 1 V2. 


Anne Tripp Hopkins, Grace Callahan Hagstrom, Gail Turner Slover, Toni Fenn McKee and Phoebe Estes 


News Secretary: Mrs. 

Ridge, Tenn. 37830 

Brady D. Holcomb 
1 16 Briar Road, Oak 

JANET DENNISON FRAKE'S husband is a tax at- 
torney for the government in Washington, and Janet 
is teaching fifth grade in a private school in Arling- 
ton, Va. 

first daughter last August. Sarah is completing her 
residency in pediatrics in St. Louis. 

) /" 1 Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Paul Gleason 

V± (PHYLLIS ROGDE), 7 Wedgemere Avenue, 

Winchester, Mass. 01890 

News Secretary: Mrs. Jean P. LeCraver (PAT 

REPPERT), 75-62 113th St., Forest Hills, N.Y. 


Reunion Report: 

Our Terrific Tenth Reunion was just that — ter- 
rific! We all agreed many changes have taken place 
at Abbot in ten years! 

Elections resulted in the choice of ANN TEVE- 
PAUGH MITCHELL as Fifteenth Reunion Chairman, 
MOLLY UPTON as Class Fund Secretary, and PAT 
REPPERT LeCRAVER (Mrs. Jean Paul) as News Sec- 
retary. Help keep her mailbox full by writing often! 

Births: Donald and SYBIL SMITH SMITH proudly 
announce the birth of a daughter, Jennifer, on April 
18, 1971. 

News: SANDY NICHOLSON BOOTH writes from 
California that she and David are awaiting the birth 
of their second child this spring who will join daugh- 
ter Jennifer born April 10, 1969. Sandy is also work- 
ing on a dissertation while David is an assistant pro- 
fessor in Math at UCLA. 

LIBBY HOLLOWAY FIENE and husband Don re- 
port that skiing in Aspen is marvelous! They are 
also working on a book of wild-flowers around Aspen 
and have about 200 flowers listed so far. After 
Smith, Libby lived in San Francisco for three years 
where she worked for Educational T.V. She traveled 
for four months in the Northwest, Canada, and Alas- 
ka before settling in Aspen and becoming a gover- 
ness for five children for a year. 

Another avid Coloradan is STEVIE DAVIS ERIC- 
SON. She and Jim are in Denver and loving it. Stevie 
works for Sentinel newspapers in advertising and 
also edits the monthly paper for the Rocky Mountain 
Land Developers Association. Jim is V.P. Urban De- 
velopment for Heller-Mark Realty. The Ericsons own 
ten acres in the mountains and hope to start build- 
ing there this summer. "61ers are always welcome in 
Denver." Stevie has seen PEGGY BARTON MAL- 
LOY — "she's up in the mountains but gets to 
Denver often." 

Across the Atlantic Ocean and living in England 
is PERSIS McCLENNEN. Address: Box 1081, APO 
New York 09129. She has been working at RAF 
Mildenhall in East Anglia for the U.S. Air Force. 
Between traveling around and seeing the country, 
she is also studying falconry. Persis reports she has 
seen TINKY KNIGHT ERLIJ frequently. Tinky's hus- 
band, David, is a fellow of Churchill College, Cam- 
bridge, where he is doing research in medicine. The 
Erlij's have two children — Zhenya and Daniel. Per- 
sis also says she thinks LEE ERICKSON INGRAM, 
her husband, and their son are en route to Chile 
where Walter will teach. Address: c/o Erickson, 60 
Byron Rd., Weston, Mass. 02193. 

Back from France are Jean Paul and PAT REP- 
PERT LeCRAVER. They have two delightful daugh- 
ters — Joelle who will be six in September and 
Gaenaelle who is four. 


Jerrold Mitchell, Jean Paul LeCraver, Ann Tevepaugh Mitchell, Pat Reppert LeCraver, Ann Fahnestock and 
guest, Paul Wexelblat, Molly Upton, Gray Hodges Wexelblat, Deborah Carpenter Thompson, Phyllis Rogde 
Gleason, Paul Gleason, Julia Owen and guest. 


GRAY HODGES WEXELBLAT and Paul are living 
in Acton, Mass. They are busy fixing up a 70-year- 
old farmhouse which Gray describes as fun and ex- 

SUSAN FOX REEPMEYER has joined the public 
relations staff at J. Walter Thompson Co. in De- 

SHERRY CRAIG writes, "I have spent the past 5 
years in San Francisco and have been working as a 
Project Director for a Marketing Research firm. I 
plan now to leave and travel cross country, through 
the United States and Canada on a two month 
camping trip. I will then be spending August in 
Nantucket and plan to move to Boston in September. 
I haven't been back on the east coast in some time 
and would love to hear from anybody in the Boston 
area. I used to see LIBBY HOLLOWAY frequently 
when she lived in San Francisco and also hear often 
from JOAN GOLDTHWAIT. Joan is working as a 
nurse in Wisconsin and is also in training for the 
'72 Olympics as a speed skater." 

ANN FAHNESTOCK found her winter environ- 
ment in No. Conway, N.H. enjoyable ("except for 
the minus 41 degree weather") and a real change 
from her previous "Wall Street rat race." She com- 
pleted her thesis for her MBA last June and spent 
last summer on Cape Cod as a "food peddler at a 
dubious restaurant." 

SPOTTY STRINGFELLOW lives in Boston at 3 1 
Beacon St., and is secretary to the Executive V.P. 
of Consolidated Investment Corp. Another '61 er in 
Boston, MOLLY UPTON, can be found in her spare 
time in a shell on the Charles. She says it's great 
fun and proudly reports only one ramming. She 
lives at 3 Crawford St., Apt. 4, Cambridge, Mass. 

Phyllis Rogde Gleason 

•VO News Secretary: Mrs. Andrew P. Langlois 
fdZ (LYNNE MORIARTY), 4 Orchard Lane, Mys- 
tic, Conn. 06355 
graduate of Mount Hermon School and Dartmouth 
College. NATALIE WARE RYHERD '63 was matron 
of honor. 

MARY WELLS FITZGERALD received a master's 
degree from Bank St. College this spring. Her hus- 
band finished his internship at Bellevue Hospital, 
and will serve his duty to Uncle Sam. They plan to 
tour the country camping out. 

Y3 News Secretary: SUZANNE BURTON, 1241 
03 28th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 

The most exciting news from our old Wash- 
ington household is that on April 12 MORLEY MAR- 
SHALL was married to James L. Knoll in Red Wing, 
Minnesota, iim graduated from Brown and the Uni- 
versity of Chicago Law School and has just com- 
pleted his Navy duty in Norfolk. He and Morley 
had a fantastic honeymoon in Europe — one week 
on the beaches in Portugal, followed by two weeks 
in Nice, Portofino, Florence, Verona, and Venice. 
Should they ever return, they plan to settle in Port- 
land, Oregon, where Jim will practice law. 

MIMI DEAN McBRIDE is working temporarily for 
the Physics Department at George Washington Uni- 
versity but managed to take a few days off to be in 
Morley's wedding. 

C. C. KIMBALL spent a few days with me this 
winter having also visited MARGIE BROWN WOLF in 

Philadelphia and KARLA HAARTZ in Princeton. 
She's also seen HILARY HAYES, DEBBIE FITTS and 
CARLA FLINT BARNUM in and around Boston, but 
for details I'll have to relinquish my job to C.C. 
Margie Kimball is living in Chicago and studying 
play interpretation. 

The class wishes to extend its deepest sympa- 
thy to ANN HARRIS whose father passed away in 
April. Ann spent a few days with me this spring 
and looks just wonderful. The urban planner for 
whom she works has moved his office to Hingham, 
but Ann remains dedicated and commutes to and 
from Boston daily. 

KARLA HAARTZ is teaching math at Princeton 
Country Day School. She writes, "I spend my spare 
time riding my horse, 'El Caballero'. Besides my 
horse, my family consists of 2 cats." 

SUE ARCHER REHDER is living in New Rochelle 
and working in Larchmont for a mail order house 
which specializes in symphonic records. 

S.O.S. — WEEZIE KASE is lost. If anyone knows 
of her whereabouts, let me know. 

I spent a pre-Christmas weekend with BETTINA 
PROSKE in New York. It seems she really thrives on 
the Wall Street atmosphere, but spends frequent 
weekends in Oyster Bay — probably to help her 
survive the hectic pace of the city. 

CAROLYN HOLCOMBE spent a good part of this 
winter in Milford, New Hampshire, recuperating 
from a bout with mono. 

Have a wonderful summer and do keep in touch. 


(j i a graduate of the University of Connecticut 
and is a faculty member at the Dana Hall 
School. Martha has her master's degree from Sim- 
mons and is teaching in the Belmont school system. 
They will live on the Dana Hall campus next year. 

JO FOSTER MYERS is busy with volunteer work 
for Planned Parenthood, a tutoring program in the 
local schools, and her son, Reid Harrison, 1 5 months. 
Her husband is a U.S. Army Captain in the JAG 
Corps working with civil rights. 

LINDA PERKIN is working at the United Nations 
in New York doing research on Communist Chi- 
nese foreign policy. 

band are both teaching at the University of Cali- 
fornia at Santa Barbara — Michael teaches English, 
and Laura, history. She is working on her Ph.D. 

'65 J 

CATHERINE RICE received her B.A. this 
une from the University of California at 

Irvine. She plans to study there next year 
for a master's degree in dance. She has been danc- 
ing professionally and loves it. 

'Vf/T News Secretary: ELLEN 
W Highland Ave., Fall River, 

Mass. 02720 
Ellen graduated from Boston University 
School of Public Relations with a major in journal- 
ism. She is working in Boston. 

MAURICIA ALVAREZ has a fellowship in psychol- 
ogy and is an assistant in the department at Wes- 


BEVERLEY ARMSDEN is working as assistant di- 
rector of admissions at Skidmore from which she re- 
ceived a B.A. degree last June. 

JUDI BRICKER graduated from Connecticut Col- 
lege where she majored in zoology. She is living in 
Boston with LONNIE SOMERS. 

AYER CHAMBERLIN is teaching at Turner Middle 
School, an experimental school near Beloit. She 
teaches grade level six in a department entitled 
"Development of Social Sensitivity Understanding". 
She graduated from Beloit with a B.A. in psychology. 

PAULA CORTES graduated from Smith with a 
major in Latin American Studies. She is now working 
for an architect in Cambridge. 

LUCY CRANE DRAPER had her three sisters as 
attendants at her wedding. John, a graduate of 
Princeton, is studying in Stockholm as a Fellow of 
the American Scandinavian Foundation. He is doing 
consumer research work. Lucy is studying at the In- 
stitute for English Speaking Students. 

VALERIE dePEYSTER majored in psychology at 
Hiram State College. She is working at Coldspring 
Instrument Corp. in New York as electrical engineer 
and technician. 

SARAH DOWNS graduated from Wellesley with 
a B.A. in history. 

CHARLOTTE ERWIN received a B.A. from Vas- 
sar in English. 

Sociology from Westhampton College (University of 
Richmond) . 

JUDY FROEBER received an A.B. in special edu- 
cation from the University of North Carolina. She is 
teaching pre-school aged physically handicapped chil- 
dren in the Bronx United Cerebral Palsy of New 

After graduating from the University of Pitts- 

burgh LEE HASELTON is studying for an M.A. in 
education at the University of Maine. 

in Chinese language and literature. She is studying 
Chinese social anthropology at Oxford University. 
Her husband is a research assistant and tutor in 
genetics at Oxford. 

BLAKE HAZZARD ALLEN had a daughter, Whit- 
ney Hazzard, Sept. 22, 1970. 

LAUREL HINCKLEY graduated from Wheaton 
with a B.A. in Math. She is working at the Henry 
R. Hinckley yacht yard in Southwest Harbor, Me. 
as an all around secretary. 

BETH HUMSTONE graduated from Wheaton last 
June, and will enter Harvard Graduate School of De- 
sign in September to work for a master's degree in 
city planning. 

SUSAN LEBACH graduated from Brown University 
with a B.A. in German civilization. She is studying 
at the University of Zurich under a Swiss University 

Brigham Young University with a B.A. in English. 

in philosophy from the University of Michigan. 

MELINDA MILLER is working for the BBC in 
London. She graduated from Smith with a B.A. in 

LONNIE SOMERS is engaged to William S. Stowe 
of Dayton, Ohio, a graduate of Denison University 
and the University of Wisconsin. He is now teaching 
in Honolulu. 

ALLISON TODD McCLURE'S husband graduated 
from Harvard College last year and is with the 
inter-American Development Bank in Washington, 

METTIE WHIPPLE will graduate from the Uni- 
versity of Kansas in June. 


Back row: Paula Cortes, Ruth Sisson Weiner and Lonnie Somers. 

Front row: Lorinda Burling Gannon and her children, Ellen Sobiloff and Martha Church Moore. 


>£H VICTORIA BENNETT is working as a ticket 
V / agent for Executive Airlines in Boston. 

ELIZABETH BONAN writes, "I had my gall 
bladder removed in September; in November I went 
to Puerto Rico; in December to Europe and North 
Africa. I'll have to make up a semester next fall." 

The class extends its sympathy to GERDA RAY 
whose mother died Mar. 17th. 

JILL SINGER is engaged to William B. Schoon- 
maker of Ventura, Calif. She received a B.A. from 
Mt. Holyoke, and William graduated from Amherst. 
They both plan to study next year at the University 
of Washington. 

LINDA SULLIVAN is studying this year in Tai- 
pei, Taiwan. This program is administered by Stan- 
ford University under joint sponsorship of 10 lead- 
ing universities and the Assoc, for Asian Studies. 

ROXANNE WOLFE will graduate from Jefferson 
College School of Nursing in July, and will be liv- 
ing in Philadelphia for one year after graduation. 

)/-Q News Secretary: MARCIA OWEN, Alpha Chi 
CO Omega, 29 Madbury Rd., Durham, N.H. 

BARBARA AINSLIE is spending her junior year 
in Rome at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical 

PAULA ATWOOD is taking the year off from 
Barnard and is studying in Mexico. 

CARY CLEAVER is now an assistant editor with a 
company which publishes educational books. 

CONSTANCE COUGHLAN, who is a junior at Lake 
Forest College, spent the spring term in Athens. 

LYNN TRENBATH is very happy in her new job 
as a secretary at Blackburn & Co. in Washington. 

KATHY WIES spent her junior year at Dartmouth 
and will return to Smith next year. 

)SQ The class will be sorry to learn that NANCY 
\)y BENNETT'S mother was killed in an automo- 
bile accident last October. 

BONNIE BODENRADER will be an assistant dorm 
mistress at Acadia University and will act as liaison 
officer between the students and faculty. 

Congratulations to JANICE EKLUND on her mar- 
riage to Ron Wolff, Berkeley, '70, on March 1 in 
Boston. They're now living in Chelsea, Mass., and 
she is working at Logan Airport, where she says 
that she has seen a lot of Abbot and Andover peo- 
ple. Congratulations, too, to LINDSAY WHITCOMB, 
who is to be married on June 12th to Brian Con- 
nolly, a high school teacher. He'll continue to teach 
English at the high school and she'll return to Wells 
to finish her education. Eventually, she writes, they 
hope to buy a farm somewhere. 

WENDY BENSLEY GREER'S wedding took place 
in the bird sanctuary at Phillips. She and Christopher 
are both students at Antioch College. 

I received a long letter from BOO MILLER in Ox- 
ford, England where she has been studying this past 
year. She plans to remain there next fall at the Art 
College and this summer, hopes to cycle around 
Southern France and Spain. BETH SAMEL will be 
studying in Florence, Italy next fall until February 
and plans to work at the Brooks School for the sum- 

DALE WOODS did apprentice work at the Museum 
of Fine Arts in Boston where she saw many Abbot 
alumnae. Her major is Art History and she plans to 
take architecture courses this summer. JENNIFER 
VAN ANDA has transferred to Duke and will be in 

New York this summer with GALI HAGEL. Gali will 
be working for a lawyer and Jennifer will be work- 
ing in a hospital. MARY SCHIAVONI has transfer- 
red to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, 
Michigan, where she is majoring in Speech Pathol- 
ogy and Audiology and minoring in Education. 
DEANE SAWYER is now at Clark University in Wor- 
cester, Mass., majoring in Psychology. She has been 
spending summers working with retarded children. 

I've also heard from KATHY BOYNTON, who is at 
Connecticut College where both she and NANCY 
BELCHER are majoring in French. BOBBI BITNER is 
still at Kirkland and hopes to take part in a Natural- 
ist Training Program sponsored by the Audubon So- 
ciety next year. This summer, she'll be working out- 
doors with a forester. 

Haven't heard much else from the class — saw 
house one weekend. Sandy is transferring to the Uni- 
versity of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, and is set- 
ting up a day camp at home this summer for nearby 

As for myself, I'm working at a camp in Wiscon- 
sin this summer as the "drama director", which I 
guess is due to the influence of the Davis Hall stage 
and our numerous class plays. I'll be at Dartmouth 
College next year as part of the 12-College Ex- 
change, of which Wheaton is a part. So, write me 
there if you have any news at all. 



} in News Secretary: Miss VIRGINIA KNAPP, 
/U 438 Jerusalem Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 02025 
The winter, spring and summer vacations 
provide the class of 1970 with much news. ELISE 
port that they spent an adverturesome vacation at 
the North Pole! AMADEA KRAMER and ANGIE 
BEHRENDS who both room together at George Wash- 
ington are enjoying the life there. Amadea plans to 
work in a cannery this summer and Angie is going 
to work for an oil company. 

ANNE TAYLOR will be working at a camp on the 
Cape again this summer. She will be teaching sail- 
ing. SUZY ROWEN plans to transfer from Skid- 
more for next year. This summer she is going to 
Germany and will be working in a resort hotel. She 
BIE PRUDDEN and GAY LUSTER are all well. 

SUE CLEVELAND plans to travel around the Unit- 
ed States this summer with her sister, Mickey. The 
move to Houston will be this summer also. FRAN- 
CINE AMORE spent her spring vacation in Florida 
and it may be assumed that she had a great time. 
I spent my spring vacation in Florida and had a fan- 
tastic time. I'm all ready to move there for keeps! 

The summer holds a variety of possibilities but 
nothing definite. Since the last report I have seen 
RIE WATSON and have heard from various others 
RUDOLPH and MAURA MARKLEY. All are fine. 

PRILLY MENDENHALL will be spending her sum- 
mer in Italy and I believe PRISSI SANDFORD will 
be in Spain again. 

For those who remember MARCY STONE of 
Poland, Ohio, who attended Abbot in the 10th 
grade, I have seen her since November. She is fine 
and sends greetings to all of her Abbot class. 


In Memoriam 

■ v 4896 Lillian Franklin (Mrs. Ernest L. Carr) ft 

U'898 Lucy Hartwell (Mrs. William B. Peck) 

M 899 Ethel Gibbs (Mrs. Ethel G. Marr) Y 

* Harriet Wanning (Mrs. Benjamin O. Frick) 

/1903 Ruth Cobb (Mrs. N. Frank Bryant) 

vT908 Katharine Gowing (Mrs. Clifton H. Sugatt) 

v 1909 Louise Norpell (Mrs. Paul D. Meek) 

VMildred Merriman (Mrs. Sydney Vere-Smith) A^ 

y 1910 Ethel Kelsey (Mrs. Gardner A. Perry) 

^1912 Beatrice Lewis (Mrs. George Thompson) 

1913 Mary Helen Boyd (Mrs. William R. Higgins) 

* 1915 Jessie Nye (Mrs. Frederic S. Blodgett) 

V1951 Audrey Webster (Mrs. George J. Prevo) 


1922 Sarah Bodwell Houghton and Jalmar Nelson 

1947 Cornelia Schaeffer and S. M. Bessie 

1956 Barbara Wells Percy and Robert H. Young 

1957 Diana Hallowell and Milton M. Barlow 
1959 Susan Goodwillie and Wesley Umphrey 
1959 Laurie Smith and Peter R. Fusco 

1961 Elizabeth Holloway and Donald Fiene 

1962 Patricia Ware and John Schumacher 

1963 Morley Marshall and James Knoll 
1963 Jane Reynolds and Eric Swain 

1963 Cynthia Sorensen and Robert E. Palmer 

1964 Martha Foley and Matthew Stackpole 

1965 Hannah Demarest and Andre Wicky 

1965 Delia Hayes and Randall Thompson, Jr. 

1966 .Alison Todd and Earl McClure 

1967 Nancy Hoehn and Peter P. Drake 

1967 Jane von der Heyde and David M. Lindley 

1968 Florence Newcomb and Ted W. Verrill 

1969 Wendy Bensley and Christopher Greer 
1969 Corless Brown and Stephen D. Field 
1969 Janice Eklund and Ron Wolff 

1969 Lindsay Whitcomb and Brian Connolly 

1970 Hilary Bennett and Charles N. Kennedy 

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Tuesday, Oct. 26 — Wednesday Oct. 27 — Save these dates to come and visit classes 

Alumnae Association Officers— 1970-1972 


(Anne Russell, 1936) 
Pepperell Rd., Kittery Point, Me. 03905 

Vice-Presidents MRS. FRANCES N. LADD 

(Frances Nolde, 1954) 
36 Hawthorn St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138 

(Sally Humason, 1947) 
Linden Cottage, Walker Rd., Manchester, Mass. 01945 


(Carol Hardin, 1953) 
70 East 96th St., #14B, New York, N.Y. 10028 


(Constance Hall, 1951) 
8 Harbor Ave., Marblehead, Mass. 01945 


(Helen O'Brien, 1936) 
40 Oakridge Rd., Wellesley, Mass. 02181 

Executive Secretary .... MISS C. JANE SULLIVAN 

40 Royal Crest Dr., #6, North Andover, Mass. 01845 

Delegates-at-Large MRS. BENJAMIN BATES 

(Susan Calnan, 1959) 
135 Chestnut St., Andover, Mass. 01810 


(Nancy Kimball, 1927) 
36 Norman St., Marblehead, Mass. 01945 


(Frances Young, 1957) 
120 East End Ave., #3C, New York, N.Y. 10028 

Alumnae Trustee — 1966-1972 MRS. JOHN B. OGILVIE 

(Donna Brace, 1930) 
14 Circle Rd., Darien, Conn. 06820 

Alumnae Trustee — 1969-1975 MRS. JOHN E. CAIN, JR. 

(Aagot Hinrichsen, 1944) 
21 Lantern Lane, Weston, Mass. 02193 

Vermont and New Hampshire alumnae and parents save October 6, 1971 for a 

Report on Abbot and Luncheon — 

HANOVER INN — Drake Room, Hanover, N.H. 

(Invitations will be mailed in early September) 


Treasurer's Report- 1970-1971 

Mav 9, 1970, Balance in Merrimack Vallev National Bank 

Interest from Invested Funds ...... 

Total ........... 

Alumnae Association Gift to New Abbot Fund, 1970 
Alumnae Day Expenses, 1970 
Alumnae 50th Reunion Expenses, 1970 
Dues — Alumnae Presidents' Council 
Dues — American Alumni Council 
Expenses to Alumnae Presidents' Council 
Fall Alumnae Day Printing, 1970 
Travel Expenses — Board Meeting 
Atlanta Meeting ..... 

Total ..... 

Balance in Merrimack Valley National Bank, May 8, 1971 

$ 247.89 
Helen O'Brien Olcott, Treasurer 

S 974.58 

$ 515.05 

$ 500.00 

$ 61.09 

$ 91.67 

$ 35.00 

$ 185.00 

$ 103.73 

$ 185.00 

S 71.75 

$ 8.50 

I have examined the accounts and found the balance to be correct. 

Mary Dooley Bragg. Auditor 

Praises Ringing 

Claudia Arragg '67 — Dean's List — Emmanuel College 

Mary Bertucio Arnold '-12 — Associate Professor of Pediatrics — Brown Uni- 

Beth Chandler Warren '55 — Director of Roxbury Children's Service — Rox- 
bury, Mass. 

Eleanor Haynes '69 — Dean's List — Pine Manor Junior College 

Beth Humstone '66 — B.A. cum laude — Wheaton College 

Rosamond Reifsnyder Peck '51 — Named "Woman Newsmaker of the Year" 
by Scranton Times for her work with Environmental Issues 

Priscilla Sandford '70 — Sherman Memorial Prize in Spanish — Franklin and 
Marshall College 

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September 10 — 

Registration 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

September 11 and 12 — 
Orientation Weekend 

September 13 — 
Classes begin 

September 18 — 

School picnic at Crane's Beach 

October G — 

New Hampshire luncheon for Alumnae 
and Parents 

October 26-27 — 
Fall Alumnae Days 

November 4 — 
Trustee Meeting 

November 12-13 and 14 
Parents' Weekend 

November 21 — 
Thanksgiving Vespers 

November 24-29 — 
Thanksgiving recess 

November 30 

Winter term begins 




by Donald A. Gordon 


by Helen Allen Henry '32, Trustee 


by Richard E. Sheahan 

by Kathy Snowden 72 




One cannot head a school in 
these times without trying, 
sooner or later, to come to grips 
with the concept of "commu- 
nity". As in any age, certain 
words acquire fresh, important, 
and even loaded meanings: 
some become slogans and thus 
answers to the ultimate ques- 
tions of the simple-minded. It 
should be clear to most of us by 
now that there is considerable 
confusion about the meaning 
and implications of the word 


Richard E. Sheahan 












Editor — C. Jane Sullivan 


Richard Graber 
Sandy Reynolds 72 
Stan Ries 


Top Row: Beverly Brooks Floe '41, Trustee; Miss 
Carolyn Goodwin, Dean of Studies with Jane 
Munro Barrett '54 

Middle Row: Frances Flagg Sanborn '26 and 
Miss Marguerite C. Hearsey, Former Principal 

Bottom Row: Mary Howard Nutting '40, Trustee; 
Anne Russell Loring '36, Alumnae Association 
President with Mrs. Richard Witte, Assistant 
Director of Admissions and Richard Griggs, 
Business Manager; Aagot Hinrichsen Cain '44, 

Volume III, Number 1 

December, 1971 

Published quarterly by Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass. 01810. 
Entered as Second Class Matter at Andover, Mass. 

Traditional America has had a 
definition which, despite known 
inadequacies, has consistently 
meant a specific set of things 
to most of us growing up and 
living in this country: a struc- 
tured social group, held togeth- 
er by the cement of trust in 
its various — and sometimes 
conflicting — elements, such 
as church, local government, 
economic castes, and the ad- 
hesive of patriotism (local kids 
reading Whitman's poetry on 
July 4th on the town green or 
in front of the county court- 
house). Many young people, and 
many not-so-young people 
also, are now experimenting 
with other definitions and 
styles in an effort to forge a 
new kind of community, or at 
least a new sense of the feeling 
of community. This new sense 
has the warm aura of brother- 
hood to it, and it aggressively 
reflects a broad range of alleged 
failures of our existing, more 
familiar "community". 

The implications for schools of 
these new directions are not 
only interesting from an aca- 
demic point of view, but vitally 
important in terms of practical 
realities. In some respects they 

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are dangerous to our idea of 
civilization. Thus we should try 
o remember certain things 
about the word and the idea, 
particularly the idea's history. 


It seems that communities, if 
by that we mean civilized asso- 
ciations of people in groups of 
varying size, came into existence 
when common ground rules 
for governance became recog- 
nized and accepted. By whatever 
method or reason, the necessity 
for such ground rules became 
evident. Even two people living 
together constitute a communi- 
ty: mutual accommodations 
of one kind or another must be 
made unless the relationship 
is to break down and fail. 
Eventually communities became 
specialized as their populations 
increased. Certain needs were 
common to everyone. While 
individuals may exist philo- 
sophically for no particular 
purpose, services exist in rela- 
tion to needs that groups of 
people discover in their own ex- 
perience. Services are created 
because people need and want 
them. Certain communities - 
with services become institu- 
tions — groups organized 
around single purposes or sets of 
purposes: in short, groups hav- 
ing purposes beyond existence 

The truth of this for a school 
is of critical importance. I 
alone may exist for no purpose, 
but a school cannot. A school 
by definition is a group of peo- 
ple organized around a purpose 
or set of purposes which they 
have identified with and which 
they have voluntarily chosen 
to work for. A school 15 an 

The Current Concept 

One conspicuous current con- 
cept of a community is that of a 
group existing for no particular 
purpose other than to satisfy 
itself — that is, to satisfy each 
individual's own desires and 
wishes on his terms alone. This 
is conceivably feasible for very 
small groups, if such groups 
either can produce needed goods 
and services themselves or 
gather them from other sup- 
porting institutions or agencies. 
Certain "communes" are, to a 
degree, accomplishing this: 
the image suggests that all are 
doing this. In practice, how- 
ever, most of them are largely 
supported by people or institu- 
tions not related to them. If 
such a community were to dis- 
cover or decide upon a specific 
purpose beyond its own exist- 
ence, it would perforce become 
an institution and find it neces- 
sary to agree on some ground 
rules of living and functioning 
in order to effectively pursue 
the achievement of its purpose. 

This is exactly where the dis- 
tinction between a commune 
and a school comes into play. 
It is advisable today for any 
institution to be as communal 
as possible, but it may not be 
absolutely or purely so. And 
in the case of a school, no 
single communitarian prefer- 
ence may dominate, for the 
function of the school is to 
prepare students for the condi- 
tion of diversity (in part by 
offering them diversity) our 
multi-faceted culture presents to 
us. It is a bit like a house witli 
many rooms in it. A school 
(institution) thus may have a 
philosophical orientation, but 
not a political one. 

Some Realities 

The necessary ground rules 
obviously, are mostly procedural 
and have to do with ways and 
means more than particular 
ends, though they are related, 
of course, to those ends — the 
institution's inevitable phil- 
osophy. Definitions are ines- 
capable. History has served up 
abundant evidence to show 
that not everyone chooses broad 
ranges of responsibility, and 
also that committees are not 
always capable of arriving at 
decisions with clarity or effici- 
ency. These may be regarded, I 
am aware, as traditional as- 
sumptions (I would say obser- 
vations), and the likelihood of 
consistent wisdom Bowing from 
them is admittedly less than 
perfect. It goes without saying 
that positive institutions pre- 
suppose administrators who are 
people of good will, although 
I hope it does not presuppose 
administrators who pretend to 
perfection. Or perhaps I should 
say they had better not pre- 
suppose an unwillingness or 
incapability on the part of the 
members of the institution to 
accept the imperfect nature of 
its other members and of its 

One vital consequence of such 
assumptions is that, given these 
realities and necessities, the 
answer to the question "How 
to improve communities?" lies 
in the development of new 
men. By "new men" (and wo- 
men) I mean men whose abili- 
ties and capacities for working 
well with others have been 
greatly increased and impro\ed 
over those models we are cur- 
rently familiar with. Such men 
must be made. The issue is 


Throughout history there have 
been two predominant ways. 
One is the swift, efficient, and 
inevitably short-term method 
dear to the heart of the totali- 
tarian style. The historical 
record suggests that this ap- 
proach has always failed, ulti- 
mately, to secure the good will, 
support, and affection of the 
citizenry. It may create obei- 
sance through fear, but it has 
rarely succeeded in winning 
trust and support of a positive 
nature. The other way, often 
very slow but the only fair ap- 
proach, is evolutionary. This 
involves a structure of leader- 
ship based on acceptance of the 
primary importance of the hu- 
manness of people and of the 
importance of avoiding the 
more abrasive, abrupt forms of 
change whenever possible (this 
is not ahuays easy to do). It is 
a living essay in tolerance and 
fair-mindedness, and such a 
style cannot move impulsively. 
It is the way of compromise 
and time, rather than the way of 
no-compromise and aggressive 

In my searching I have dis- 
covered that I can accept the 
evolutionary mode, but rarely 
its alternative. I suppose it is a 
way of saying that the Greeks' 
vision of the tragedy of man's 
situation and of his necessary 
relation to God (or to his gods) 
persists in my memory and 
belief. Everything in my experi- 
ence so far has demonstrated 
the truth in this vision. I do 
not believe in the perfectability 
in man, although I believe 
heartily in the vital importance 
of his trying to approach that 
state. But it is naive to believe, 
in a literal way, in success if by 
that we mean in the vivid like- 
lihood of success. To do so 
interferes drastically with our 
chances of succeeding. One 
might say that success, specifical- 
ly as we have defined it in 
America, is in fact our enemy. 
Certainly careless notions of 

success often lead us down un- 
fortunate paths. 

What Is A School? 

Let's apply some of these no- 
tions to education. 

What is a school? Among other 
things, it is an institution, 
and also a community. But it is 
not a pure community, lacking 
an organic purpose; it does 
not exist merely to exist. 

A school presupposes an educa- 
tional purpose which is the 
determinant of everything it 
does. It requires definitions, 
limits, and here and there pre- 
scription. Such a community, 
by its definition and nature, 
can never presuppose anarchy 
in any form or to any degree. It 
does presuppose a two-way 
operational tolerance. The 
dialogue within a school must 
be real: all sides should give 
something; this should be done 
in faith. 

The confusions about secondary 
schools in America are many. 
One of them is that they are 
not colleges, although certain of 
them behave psychologically as 
if they were and unconsciously 
(at best) pride themselves on 
this. Neither are they grammar 
schools, where vestiges of 
rote learning may justifiably 
be indulged. Secondary school 
in America hovers somewhat 
nervously between the world 
of pure instruction as it may 
operate in elementary school 
and the world of pure discovery 
and individual choice at the 
college level. The need of stu- 
dents in secondary schools is a 
mixed need, and the methods 
employed in answering that 
need must be suitably mixed 

Also, the American secondary 
school does not yet satisfactorily 
recognize the confusion and 
subtleties of the fourteen-to- 
eighteen-year-old period. In- 
tellectually there may be many 

common elements among stu- 
dents of this age, but emotion- 
ally there are few. Each one is 
an individual, and this par- 
ticular period in their lives is 
very likely the most uneven they 
will ever experience. 

We would do well to heed the 
vision of Simon's Rock. This is 
an enlightened and instructive 
effort to answer the need and 
to do it with some practical 
wisdom. Its weakness may well 
lie in that it seeks to represent 
a pure solution to the problem 
cited above. And Pure Solutions 
have a dubious, impermanent 
history in America. 

Heeding this example, we 
should perhaps better apply its 
wisdom to existing school-to- 
college realities. We must con- 
tinue to think of the college or 
university as something ahead. 

We must design a program and 
environment for fourteen-to- 
eighteen-year-olds that truly 
takes into account the transi- 
tional, bumpy nature of that 
period. There must be an effort 
to identify themes of major 
emotional importance to stu- 
dents at various ages. We must 
help them move through an 
intellectual and emotional 
progression that is related to 
their emergence as independent, 
tolerant, and well-integrated 

The weaknesses of our tradi- 
tional scheme of educating 
students are evident, and new 
methods are needed. Certainly 
sensitivity to the process of 
change is vital. Changes con- 
ducted via means other than 
those "in faith," however well- 
intended, will ultimately work 
against the spirit of the com- 
munity and its best interest. 

About Goals 

Here are some clues for the 
present and the future. The 
overall goal of education is rel- 
atively unchanged. We want to 
help young people realize their 


best selves, as much as possible 
on their own terms, but without 
suggesting to them the ulti- 
mate fallacy, namely the notion 
that in all things and at all 
times and in all situations, only 
their own terms may pertain. 
This was never so, and I am 
satisfied can never be, unless 
we are suddenly prepared to 
accept anarchic social condi- 
tions or totalitarian forms of 
governance. If the overall goals 
are unchanged, then our meth- 
ods of implementation should 
be the opposite; they should 
evolve and move through time 
and space in facile and ap- 
propriate response to different 
needs as they arise. The chang- 
ing conditions of human life 
in a heavily and increasingly 
populated world are casting 
up new dimensions of need and 
concern at every moment. 
Some curricular change is need- 
ed, though I suspect less than 
many might think. There are 
some who would have the 
curriculum radically changed, 
almost in its entirety, but these 
people perhaps are making the 
mistake of assuming that it is 
solely through the curriculum 
that education takes place. If 
this is their premise (unin- 
spected), then they miss the boat 
two ways: they exaggerate the 
importance of curricula which 
have continuing merit, and 
they fail to see that the greater 
arena for change lies in person- 
al and environmental change, 
and adaptation to new condi- 
tions and different techniques. 

Much can be accomplished rela- 
tively easily in changing con- 
ditions in schools — the condi- 
tions for student life and 
curricular activity, and no less so 
for faculty and administrators. 
There needs to be a clearer 
grasp of those few inevitable 
rules which have held commu- 
nities together in relative peace 
and comfort for centuries. These 
are the humane considerations 
of tolerance, mutual responsi- 
bility, the understanding and 

acceptance of limited freedoms 
for the greater good of the 
whole. Schools need to work 
toward a thorough apprecia- 
tion and common adherence to 

About Methods 

I suspect this boils down to the 
old and hard-to-escape concept 
of contracts. Perhaps we may 
think of three kinds of govern- 
ment for communities. One 
is outright tyranny (however 
organized), certainly bad for 
nearly everyone involved. An- 
other is reliance on mutual 
regard and friendship, which 
is appealing and works well for 
small numbers of people (most 
often pairs), but is too intimate 
and fragile to work easily for 
large groups concerned with 
general services and common 
obligations. The last is that of 
contract itself — the acceptance 
of terms which relate to the 
needs of a large group. (An- 
archy presupposes the absence 
of all these). 

The point really is that condi- 
tions (i.e. limits) and specific 
policies must exist in order 

to permit and encourage the 
ongoing debate about the im- 
provement of the contract itself 
— the nature of our govern- 
ment and its suitability for our 
particular organism. Such 
conditions and policies consti- 
tute a perennial foil to tyranny; 
they also provide for periodic 
punctuation by new ideas, 
thus assuring a framework for 
evolutionary change. Drastic, 
swift change is always made 
necessary by long periods of 
non-change. What needs to exist 
are flexible designs for ongoing 
evolution and infinite readjust- 
ment. To focus on ends too 
solitarily is to wind up with 
closed systems which have to 
be broken apart in clumsy ways 
after long periods of stasis. The 
key to all this is the develop- 
ment of a working psychology 
of change. 

The way in which people relate 
to the central contract has 
everything to do with the se- 
curity of the organism. Those 
who cannot share in the ground 
rules of the institution, in its 
preferred procedure, alienate 
themselves from the commu- 


nity. The ground rules must be 
presented and managed in a 
way which encourages all mem- 
bers of the community. The 
community is not opposed to 
change, but it is opposed to 
methods of change which 
threaten the maintenance of 
,the trust which exists among 
the community's members. For 
when trust is destroyed and 
broken, the likelihood of frag- 
mentation and ill-considered 
conflct is increased. As long as 
trust can be maintained, an in- 
stitution can comfortably and 
profitably evolve on terms 
acceptable to its members. 

These premises are just that: 
we may as well admit that they 
are prescriptive, that they are 
in fact the prescription. But 
they rest upon the collected 
experience of the ages, and not 
upon the arbitrary whim of 
irrational or emotionally dis- 
torted individuals. They have 
been distilled through centuries 
of long and painful experience 
and they are deeply trusted 
by those who have thought 
them through and discovered, 
on the basis of vivid experi- 
ence, many of their implications, 
for good and ill. They consti- 
tute a limited choice: they are 
never perfect in their imple- 
mentation, but they constitute 
a goal which, when faithfully 
sought, is most likely to yield 
truly salutary conditions for 
people to live and work in. 

Where Abbot Is 

Abbot is secure in its accept- 
ance of and trust in this point 
of view. I believe in this frame 
for I feel that it is well suited 
to the furthering of man's 
capacity to be human. I don't 
believe we are entirely human 
at birth, but rather that we 
become so gradually, via our 
knowledge and experience. We 
as a school constitute and con- 
tinually make a specific en- 
vironment which affects stu- 
dents in powerful, deep ways. 

Abbot Academy is a community 
evolving toward something far 
more sane, open, and human 
as an institution; but it has not 
yet "arrived" (it never will), 
to a perfect degree. We also 
know that abuses of the pro- 
cedural framework can easily 
destroy the baby that was 
delivered a short time ago. 

At the center of this approach 
to community is an important 
subtlety: the connection be- 
tween the necessity of our 
evaluating and studying the 
past and our examining and 
experimenting with the present. 

Only by finding a synthesis be- 
tween these two activities can 
we address ourselves meaning- 
fully toward a worthwhile 

Certain of today's radicals are 
convinced that emotional ex- 
perience is the only teacher, and 
they tend to be distortedly 
preoccupied with trusting such 
experience and distrusting or- 
ganic, integrated ideas. They 
forget that to learn by experi- 
ence alone is the slowest avail- 
able way for men to learn any- 
thing, and that a swifter, surer 
way is the coupling of one's 
experience with the abundant 
knowledge that men have left 
us. Knowledge and theory 
coupled with practice and 
experience can yield the inte- 
grated, positive person we value. 

Without the essential cement — 
the trust, the shared ground 
rules, the sympathy for the 
philosophical underpinnings — 
a community ceases to be a real 
community. If the community 
does not function, then no 
bona fide purposes may be 
realized. A real community also 
appreciates time: it accepts 
the concept of linear (ongoing, 
progressive, cumulative) time, 
but is skeptical of the contem- 

porary notion of vertical ("in- 
stant") time. 

It is easy to be quite far right 
or left of any given position 
at any given time. Schools or 
institutions occupying either of 
these poles will always survive, 
partly because in lying on the 
periphery of "the action" they 
can explore ideal forms without 
facing the pragmatic test of 
remaking the world. They can 
pursue their dreams, but are 
never required to apply them 
broadly. The world in general, 
the mainstream, will move and 
change however, only if es- 
tablished (centrist) schools 
deliberately effect important, 
progressive changes. This is the 
reality, and thus it is their 
obligation to change and to 
keep changing, and yet not to 
do so in such a way as to remove 
themselves altogether from 
the center of the action. Ex- 
treme positions at either side 
are happy homes for Utopians, 
but not effective foundations for 
those who are seriously trying 
to improve the reality of "most 
people". The issue really is: 
Where do we want to be? Why 
do we want to be there? Whom 
do we wish to serve? These are 
the ultimate questions, and they 
should be the central concern 
of every school seeking to affect 
the mainstream of our national 

Abbot, as an established (1829) 
school, seeks to be just such 
a catalytic school. It seeks to 
stay awake, to be open, en- 
couraging, to trust its students 
while it tries to lead them, and 
to eclectically avoid changeless- 
ness. It fears too much comfort. 

It distrusts complacency and 
exaggerated pride. It wishes to 
serve young people, not to 
impose on them. It seeks to be a 
"house of many rooms". That's 
our point: "It seeks", not 
It is . 



A speech delivered at die New Hampshire-Vermont luncheon bv Mrs. Lenert W. Henry 
(Helen Allen, 1932), Trustee. 

To ask this older conservative alumna to 
speak on Abbot Academy today "with 
tempered enthusiasm" is like asking me not 
to brag about my grandchildren! I will 
try, however, because along with many of 
you, I, too, had reservations briefly about the 
New Abbot. 

But first a word about my Abbot heritage 
which began with my mother of the class 
of 1904, one of the first classes to prepare 
a few girls for college. Miss Means was 
principal then and was beloved by everyone. 
And mother's old photograph albums with 
pictures of "coeducational" hayrides are wit- 
ness to a school far more lenient in its 
rules than in my day — 1928 to 1932. 
Miss Bailey did much to strengthen the 
college preparatory course, sending more 
and more girls on to further education. But 
she and Abbot, in retrospect, were so 
unrealistically strict — cotton stockings, one 
inch heels and a day student was not allowed 
to speak to her brother if they passed on 
the street! 

Since 1945 I have been fortunate in 
serving the school as a Trustee, first under 
Miss Hearsey who instilled in the girls her 
high standards of excellence — academically, 
spiritually and morally. Then came Mrs. 
Crane who, with her four daughters, brought 
a more informal atmosphere to the school. 
The rules became a little less rigid; there 
was a little more socializing with boys' 
schools; and the first young married couple 
came as houseparents. 

During Miss Tucker's two-year interim 
period, Abbot's relations with Phillips 
Academy greatly improved, partly because of 
the high esteem the PA faculty had of Miss 
Tucker as a result of her work at the Andover 
Summer School. The crack in the wall was 
beginning to widen! 

Three years ago, after much deliberation 
and many interviews, the Trustees appointed 
Donald Gordon to be principal of Abbot. 
A man, young, and married — what a 
change for Abbot! 

On my first visit to the school after Mr. 
Gordon came, I frankly wondered WHAT 
had happened — the complete lack of a 
dress code, apparent lack of rules, very per- 
missive attitude, such loosely structured 

classes! Would the girls learn anything? 
But the atmosphere was electric with the 
excitement and stimulation that change al- 
ways brings. On that day in the fall of 1968, 
I talked with two of the most conservative 
teachers on the staff. One commented, "This 
is the most exciting place in the world in 
which to be teaching." The other — "We 
have lost something but we have gained 
so much more." 

Abbot had to change to survive. Our 
enrollment was dropping; colleges were be- 
coming less interested in our rigid unimagi- 
native academic training; our low salary 
scale was not attracting exciting teachers. 
In these days of such tight competition 
Abbot had to change drastically to become 
unique among girls' schools. Donald Gordon 
promised to lead us through these difficult 
changes and after three years, this is the 
Abbot of today — 

— We have a student body of 322 which 
includes 82 day students, the largest en- 
rollment in the history of Abbot. The 
school was full two weeks after acceptances 
were sent out last February, an enviable 
record for an independent school in these 

— We have forty teachers including tour- 
teen men. There are three young couples 
serving as houseparents. 


— We have had an exceedingly good record 
of college acceptances in the last four 
years — e.g. 13 girls at Smith, 8 at 
Radcliffe, 8 at Vassar, 3 at Princeton, 2 
at Yale. The colleges are now very much 
interested in what we are doing: at Abbot. 

— We sent six girls to Washington last 
spring in Abbot's first intern program. 

— We received large grants from the 
Independence Foundation and we were one 
of only ten girls' schools in the country 
to be honored by the Mellon Foundation. 
— We have launched a Capital Fund 
drive, the New Abbot Fund, which today 
stands at over one million dollars. 
— Last but not least, because of the drive 
and determination of our head, Donald 
Gordon, and our president of the Board 
of Trustees, Philip Allen, coordination 
with Andover is now a reality. Thirty-five 
courses at Abbot and seventy at Phillips 
provide opportunities for cross-enrollment. 
The very fruitful joint meetings with 

administration, faculty and students of 
both schools participating have resulted 
in a far more normal and relaxed atmos- 
phere between the two schools and accord- 
ingly, the development of mutual respect. 
I urge all of you alumnae to visit your 
school — Alumnae Days, Abbot Birthday, 
Reunions, any time. — You may be shocked 
as I was at first at the casual dress of the 
girls, but look at the men and women on any 
college campus today! 

— You may be appalled at the lack of rules 
as I was at first, but you will find an ex- 
ceedingly well-run school with the student 
body taking great pride in their ability to 
manage their new-found freedom. Discipli- 
nary problems have been greatly reduced. 

— You will marvel at their maturity, their 
friendliness, their extraordinary ability to 
communicate, their obvious happiness. They 
find the New Abbot very exciting and stim- 
ulating, and they are proud to be a part 
of it. I am, too. 

Constance Hall Strohecker 
Sally Graf Fish '55 


'51, Jane Sullivan Alumnae Secretary, Deborah Redfield Smith '50, Nancy Kimball Fowle 27, anc 







NEW FACULTY 1971-72 


From Caracas, Venezuela, Pat graduated from 
Skidmore and has done graduate work at 
Middlebury and Boston University. 

drew) — Music Chairman, Houseparent 
Flagg House 

A native of California, Chris graduated from 
the University of California at Berkeley, re- 
ceived her A.M. in Musicology at Harvard 
and stayed at Harvard as an assistant in music 
and drama. Chris has taught at Colorado 
Mountain School, Beaver Country Day School 
and three summers at St. Paul's School. 


Born in Massachusetts, Andy attended St. 
Paul's School and Yale University graduat- 
ing cum laude in history. He taught three 
years at Choate and summers at St. Paul's 
where he met and later married Christine. 
Andy is currently working for his M.A. in 
education at Tufts University and is the 
son of Mrs. Malcolm Johnston, Abbot's Dean 
of Students. 

NANCY L. PRICE (Mrs. Meredith) — 

Nancy hails from Evanston, Illinois; she at- 
tended Mount Holyoke and received her 
M.A.T. in English literature and education 

at Harvard. She is married to a Phillips 
Academy teacher and is housemother to 20 
Phillips Academy students plus a young 
daughter and son. Nancy previously taught 
at Andover High School and Newton South 
High School. 

Tennis, Houseparent 

Abbey House 

Born in Macon, Georgia, Rheua attended 
and graduated from Rollins College. An ac- 
complished tennis player and instructor she 
has summarily defeated all Abbot male tennis 
buffs. Rheua is currently working for her 
M.A. in music at Boston University. 

ANDREW STRAUSS — Mathematics 
A native of New York City, Andy attended 
Fieldston School and Dartmouth College. He 
completed law school at New York University 
and passed the New York state bar exams 
More interested in teaching than law. And) 
taught two years at Fieldston before coming 
to Abbot. 

PHILIP TRUSSEL — Visual Studies 
A graduate of the University of Texas and 
the Yale University School of Art and Archi- 
tecture, Phil designs books for Frontier Press 
and is an instructor of Intermediate Painting 
at Cambridge Center for Adults. 


Parents' Weekend 



Mrs. Average Housewife always wondering 
what palatable delicacies to feed her discrim- 
inating family of four, prepares 4,380 
meals a year. Contrast this with the awesome 
task of Mr. Jes Bonde, director of Abbot 
Academy gourmet services, responsible for 
210,000 meals during a 30- week year. 

The fact that Abbot's food is not only 
wholesome but attractive is evident in the 
number of "well-rounded veterans" of insti- 
tutional eating abounding in the dining 
room. Nay, it is not unusual to see a stealthy 
Abbot girl slipping out of the Tiffin Room 
door with a pile of Mr. Bonde's home-made 
bread or famous chocolate brownies. On 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays one en- 
counter a residue of ice-cream lovers 
devouring the fast melting scoops of their 
favorite dessert long after most have retired 
for evening coffee. Be it pecan pie or heaven- 
ly goo, few can resist that fateful second 
helping of a delicious pastry. 

However, if one can avoid the morning 
tiffin of milk and cookies (good luck!), it 


is still possible to retain one's yo 
For, unlike many schools, Abbot 
table complete with a variety of 
cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, 
How is this all possible? Who 
food which is vital to the health 
of the Abbot community? What 
in the kitchen? 

uthful figure, 
has a salad 
and yogurt. 

prepares the 
and morale 
goes on 

Good-natured Mr. Bonde, a native of 
Denmark, aided by his smiling wife, employs 
14 full-time workers, one of whom works 6 
days a week preparing our pastries. While 
juggling with rising food and labor costs, 
Mr. Bonde is always willing to accommodate 
unusual requests. 

Rising at 4 a.m., Mr. Bonde arrives at 
6 a.m. to supervise preparation of buffet 
breakfasts. He then works through the morn- 
ing ordering food. After serving a sumptu- 
ous buffet luncheon and sit-down dinner, 
Mr. Bonde is finally free to relax. 

Although this has been his daily routine 
at Abbot for 20 years (he was previously in 

charge of the Ethel Walker School's dining 
room for a short while), Mr. Bonde is still 
enthusiastic about his job. Indeed, he is 
always experimenting with many exotic 
dishes, such as Swedish meatballs, stuffed 
cabbage, cheese blintzes, and crepes suzettes. 
He feels that Abbot girls should develop 
more cosmopolitan tastes. 

Mrs. Bonde tries to keep things running 
smoothly outside of the kitchen. She takes 
tare of the girls' drycleaning, which she says 
has diminished rapidly in the past few years, 
due no doubt to the "blue jean uniform" 
here at Abbot. She adds further that the 
girls tend to eat more when wearing such 
apparel as voluminous "farmer jeans". She 
has also undertaken the tedious chore of 
returning coinage eaten by our continuously 
starving "metal monsters" (coke and ice cream 
machines). Numerous other tasks such as 
distribution of packages and preparation 
of graduation gowns make her an indispen- 
sable part of Abbot. 

Mr. Bonde related one amusing anecdote 
which may express the Abbot girls' appre- 
ciation of the exceptional food served at 
Abbot. Said Mr. Bonde, "We knew one 
little girl who was always complaining about 
the food. Well, it seems that she spent a week 
or so in the Isham Infirmary. When she got 
back she came into the kitchen, walked up 

to me and vowed, 'I'll never complain 
again.' " 

Another tribute was a letter from a recent 
Abbot graduate who declared that she wasn't 
homesick, but WAS Abbot sick for Mr. 
Bonde's food!!! 

Praises Ringing, Here's to you 

Miss Eleanor M. Tucker appointed Headmistress of Winchester-Thurston 
School in Pittsburgh — October, 1971 

Julia Alvarez Isaacson, '67 — Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. summa cum laude, 
College Scholar — Middlebury College 

Claudia Arragg, '67 — B.A. cum laude — Emmanuel College 

Nancy Carmer, '68 — Dean's List — Colby College 

Marilyn Hadley, '67 — B.A. with highest honors — University of California 
at Berkeley 

Georgia Hall, '67 — Dean's List — University of Rochester 

Eileen Keegan Pakstis, '61 — Phi Alpha Honorary Society — Michigan 
State University 

Gail Niziak, '67 — Recipient of Thomas Watson Foundation Fellowship 
for a year of travel and study abroad 



Reprinted from CYNOSURE 

"A Day in the Life of Coordination: 'The 
School Street Parade.' " As the sun slumps 
over the horizons, and birds fill the atmos- 
phere with song, morning erupts and so do 
the bells of Sam. Phil. These crystalline 
chimes ringing through the air signal the be- 
ginning of the School Street Parade with its 
well known march, The 8 A. M. Blues. 
Sweet harmony is evident in the exuberant 
smiles and heartwarming good mornings 
bellowed by the members of the band. As 
students scurry like mice to their classes, 
harmonization is still obvious in the numer- 
ous glances which the Abbot chicks receive 
from their P. A. friends. Teachers often show 
signs of noticing that classes aren't what they 
used to be. As one P. A. History teacher 
declared, "We owe something to women." 
What he meant by "something" is still un- 
defined, but for the time being it is enough 
recognition. When the bells finally mark 
the end of class, the thought many students 
are concerned with is getting to the next 
class, which is possibly a ten minute walk 
away. Lunchtime arrives and students can 
look forward to eating in Commons or in the 
Bertha Bailey Dining Room. Somehow the 
food seems better with Bertha hanging over 
you instead of the food stains that obscure 
the ceilings of Commons. Then sports 
roll around, and P. A. boys are sadly taken 
from their Abbot buddies to the playing 
fields, like soldiers going off to war. 

Mere words can't ever express the supreme 
ecstasy experienced by the seasoned Abbot 
ice cream gourmet upon viewing a luscious 
glacier-sized bowl of this tempting dessert. 
While Baskin Robbins boasts 31 flavors, 
and Howard Johnsons offers 27, they must 
share the 'spotlight' with none other than 
Abbot Academy which is running a close 
third with at least 20 varieties. The high 
points of the week for ice cream lovers are 
Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday dinners 
when Abbot ladies can shamelessly indulge 
in bowl after bowl of this refreshing treat. 
These ladies consume approximately fifteen 
gallons 'de la glace' per meal. 
Cynosure now has the results of a delicious 

poll (taken by a well-established ice cream 
gourmet — Elizabeth Baird) which attempted 
to determine students' favorite ice cream 
flavors. Of the 175 ballots returned, mint 
chocolate chip, chocolate chip, peppermint 
stick, and coffee (in that order) were most 
popular. Let it be said, however, that but- 
ternut crunch, fudge ripple, and chocolate 
marshmallow were weighty contenders for 
the coveted top positions. While everyone 
enjoys devouring Abbot's ice cream, few 
care to discuss the inevitable girth control 
problem which is an unfortunate side effect 
of the over-zealous. . . 

Elizabeth Baird '75 

No sauce tor mi 
lm on a diet. 




Creativity is a word which might be term- 
ed "overworked". It is forced to carry the 
burden of various identifications. Some feel 
that it is a rare and wonderful gift presented 
only to a chosen few, and others (like my- 
self) believe that it is something which every- 
one has if only they can find time to ex- 
ternalize it. The pottery studios in the base- 
ment of McKeen and the Baronial garages 
are places where a fascinating media through 
which you can express your ideas and im- 
pulses is available. A large group of people 
these days seem to feel that people as a 
whole are becoming estranged from the 
environment through our commercial and 
perhaps "Plastic" society. When you're work- 
ing with clay you're actually utilizing good 
old Mother Earth. Pottery is one of the 
most ancient crafts, but just because it is 
an ancient art does not mean that it offers 
no new aspects. Every time you bring a new 
feeling, impulse, or idea into the clay you 
also bring a new aspect into it. 

New techniques are always being discov- 
ered such as the wet-fire technique, which has 
mainly to do with the range of colors that 
can be achieved. In a normal firing, a com- 
pleted pot, after being thoroughly dried, 
is "bisque fired" in the kiln in order to 
prepare the clay for glazing. It is then re- 
moved from the kiln and allowed to cool, 
and then glazed and fired again. The entire 
process takes at least a week and usually 

a good deal longer. The wet fire follows 
the same general process except that the 
whole cycle is completed within about an 
hour. After the pot is completed it is 
placed in the bisquing chamber of a small 
kiln (which you may have seen in front of 
the Baronial garages) soaking wet. Because 
the bisquing chamber is 1900 to 2100 de- 
grees Fahrenheit (Very hot!), the pot is 
completely bisqued in about 25-30 minutes. It 
is then cooled, glazed and placed in the 
glazing chamber. The most exciting part is 
when it is taken from the glazing chamber. 
It appears transparent with a white orange 
glow and is thrown into organic materials 
such as pine needles, wood shavings, or tea. 
These materials combine with the glazes 
and clay in bringing out the color. In the 
course of a minute, therefore, it changes 
from a glowing orb to a coloful pot. The 
short completion of the process and the 
dramatic changes occurring right in front 
of you tend to constitute a completely differ- 
ent, exciting atmosphere. Instead of striving 
for technical perfection in a pot, one is 
usually more encouraged to try experiment- 
ing. One also has the feeling of freedom 
from the technicalities of rules. Even if you 
don't or can't take pottery but are interested, 
stop by the studios. Most people are glad 
to answer questions, and you might discover 
a whole new realm of creative possibilities. 

Kate Lilly 72 


School Year Abroad is a program run by 
Phillips Exeter Academy, St. Paul's School, 
Phillips Andover Academy, and various 
other schools. It has programs located in 
Rennes, France, Hanover, Germany, and Bar- 
celona, Spain. Last year Barcelona welcomed 
29 boys and 13 girls. (I was one of the lucky 
few.) Every one of us had a completely 
unique experience. We were all placed in dif- 
ferent Spanish homes filled with warmth, 
love, and unity. In the nine short months that 
we lived in Barcelona we all grew to know 
and love the city, each of us from his/her 
own viewpoint. Each of us explored the city al 
our own pace, be it by venturing down the 
narrow cobblestone streets, winding our way 
into tiny plazas behind the glorious Gothic 
cathedrals, or by overcoming our shyness and 
joining lively groups of young students, 
guitars and flutes in hand, making excursions 
to the beach, countryside, or mountains. 
School Year Abroad opened that world to me 
and to many others. It is a great program 
for anyone who wants to open his/her mind 
and heart to an exhilarating experience. 

Margaret Couch 72 


Joan Karelitz Brisson '47, with her daughters, Nancy 
'74, Beth '75, and Gail '75 

Julie Horowitz '73, Carol Bernstein Horowitz '50, 
Stephanie Thomas '75, and Elizabeth Marshall 
Thomas '49 


ANA ALVAREZ — daughter of Julia Tavares Al- 
varez, 1944; sister of Mauricia Alvarez, 1966, 
and Julia Alvarez Isaacson, 1967; niece of Fe- 
licia Tavares Angulo, 1948; cousin of Mariana 
Espaillat Crouch, 1949, Rosario Espaillat Elmu- 
desi, 1952, Julia Cabral Thomen, 1960, Marie 
Pbstoriza Bonetti, 1963, and Rosa Tavares, 1967 

ELIZABETH BAIRD — sister of Melissa Baird, 197; 

BETSY BARRETT — daughter of Jane Munro Bar- 
rett, 1954; cousin of Rosalind Munro, 1972 

BETH BRISSON — daughter of Joan Karelitz Bris- 
son, 1947; sister of Nancy Brisson, 1974, an<! 
Gail Brisson, 1975 

GAIL BRISSON — daughter of Joan Karelitz Bris- 
son, 1947; sister of Nancy Brisson, 1974, anc 
Beth Brisson, 1975 


sister of Amy Broaddus, 1 971 
- sister of Margaret 

Chapman, 1973 

EMILY COOLIDGE — sister of Lillian Coolidge, 1971 

CARROLL COWARD — sister of Elizabeth Coward, 


sister of Madelon Curtis, 

AINSLIE DE WOLF — daughter of Susanne Robbins 
de Wolf, 1947; niece of Katherine Johnson Rob- 
bins, 1946 

SARA GROSVENOR — niece of Carol Grosvenor 
Myers, 1931, Gloria Grosvenor Oftedal, 1933, and 
Lilian Grosvenor Jones, 1925; great-granddaugh- 
ter of Lilian Waters Grosvenor, 1872; great-grand- 
niece of Florence Waters Phillips, 1873 

ANN HOOVER — sister of Catherine Hoover, 1967, 
and Elizabeth Hoover, 1 969 

JULIA HOROWITZ — daughter of Carol Bernstein 
Horowitz, 1 950; grandniece of Ruth Snider Bern- 
stein, 1942 

BEATRICE JOHNSON — sister of Cynthia Johnson, 

JEAN PADJEN — sister of Elizabeth Padjen, 1972 



BELINDA PEASE — granddaughter of Barbara 
Moore Pease, 1912; great-granddaughter of Mar- 
tha Hart Moore, 1 889; cousin of Marjorie Moore 
Tiffany, 1956 

LOR I PORTNOY — daughter of Gloria Yoffa Port- 
noy, 1950; niece of Joyce Yoffa Rudolph, 1943; 
cousin of Andra Rudolph, 1970 

REBECCA PUTNAM — daughter of Rosamond 
Wheeler Putnam, 1929 

sister of Andrea Putman, 

niece of Janet Redman 

sister of Elizabeth Rich- 


Hill, 1945 

ards, 1971 

DEBORAH ROGERS — sister of Martha Rogers, 
1972; granddaughter of Martha Buttrick Rogers, 
1923; grandniece of Helen Buttrick Livesey, 1933; 
and Helga Lundin Buttrick, 1923; great-grand- 
niece of Janet Buttrick Irving, 1898; cousin of 

Amy Rogers, 1973; cousin of Elizabeth Flanders 
Cleveland, 1934, and Hollis Cleveland, 1972 

DEBORAH SCHULLER — cousin of Barbara Hazard 
Nabholz, 1966 

KAREN STONE — sister of Susan Stone, 1972 
ELLEN SULLIVAN — sister of Mary Sullivan, 1971 
BETH URIE — sister of Karen Urie, 1968, Sandra 
Urie, 1970, and Susan Urie, 1973 

SANDRA VON KERSBURG — niece of Anne Wad- 
leigh Truitt, 1949; cousin of Julie Gibert, 1972, 
and Wendy Bensley Greer, 1 969 

STEPHANIE THOMAS — daughter of Elizabeth 

Marshall Thomas, 1949; niece of Nancy Thomas 

Adams, 1946; cousin of Lindsay Whitcomb Con- 
nolly, 1969 

ANNE WAKEFIELD — granddaughter of Emily Van 
Patten Blackmore, 1923; great-granddaughter of 
Mary Kuhnen Van Patten, 1885; great-grandniece 
of Esther Kuhnen, 1890 

MARY WASHBURN — sister of Holly Washburn, 

Front row: Gloria Yoffa Portnoy '50, Lori Portnoy '74, Lisa Hockmeyer '74, and Anne Dunsford Hockmeyer '50 

Second row: Mary Bixby Lamb '50, Cheryl Lamb '72, Ana Alvarez '73, and Julia Tavares Alvarez '44 

Third row: Mary Emily Pettengill Smith-Petersen '37, and Sara Smith-Petersen '73, Margaret Comstock Bayldon '38, and Sarah 

Bayldon '73 



# J 


In Metnoriam 

1908 Marion Cole (Mrs. J. Burleigh Cheney) 

1912 Frances Lincoln (Mrs. David R. Paige) 

1913 Frances Little (Mrs. Lawrence Davis) 

1922 Marjorie Bickford (Mrs. Kimball D. Sprague) 

Helen Goodale (Mrs. Joseph M. Farley) 

1927 Persis Goodnow (Mrs. Gordon K. Brown) 

1947 Joy Kolins (Mrs. Gustave T. Berglund) 

August 11, 1971 
July 11, 1970 
November 1, 1971 
October 3, 1971 
August 6, 1971 
July, 1971 
August 8, 1971 


1930 Katharine Foster Rainbolt and Theodore Haviland, 2nd 

1951 Joan Barnard Lynch and Charles S. Roberts 

1958 Katherine Lockwood and Edwin K. Hayslip, Jr. 

1960 Phyllis Ross and Aaron Schless 

1962 Sherrill Farr Bray and Gerald Robinson 
Karen Grant and Dr. John E. McWhorter 

1963 Elizabeth Bartelink and John D. Lane 
Carla Flint Hayashi and Richard W. Barnum 
Barbara Hoffman and Leland N. Beardsley 
Ann MacCready and William Northup 

1964 Melinda Bateman and Robert B. Hawes 
Al lis Brooks and Daniel A. Hanley 
Diana Kiarsis and George L. Mayer 
Patricia Roversi and Haig Sohigian 
Catharine Wells and Soterios C. Hantzis 

1965 Joan Brazer and Thomas M. Walker 
Margrit Krakauer and Wolfgang Schneeweiss 
Katherine Staples and Robert Ommen 

1966 Rose Jane Bendetson and David L. Sulman 

1967 Joan Marks and Thomas J. Southwell 
Jill Singer and William B. Schoonmaker 

1969 Suzanne Yeaton and Wayne Hockmeyer 

June 26, 1971 
July 30, 1971 
October 10, 1971 

October 17, 1971 

September 4, 1971 
June 12, 1971 
June 12, 1971 

November 8, 1 969 
August 28, 1971 
July 25, 1971 
July 16, 1971 

June 12, 1971 
October 26, 1971 
August 5, 1971 

August 24, 1971 

June 5, 1971 
September 6, 1971 

September 26, 1971 




this fall for the Abbot Trustees' Meeting. 
We all enjoyed seeing her and had a hard 
time keeping up with her busy schedule. 

JJO DORIS SAWYER SMITH is writing a new 
J_^J book on traveling in Arizona. 

>1 r MARION BARNARD COLE's son, Donald, a 
_/_/ history instructor at Phillips Exeter, was the 
principal speaker at the 325th anniversary 
banquet of the town of Andover held in May. Don- 
ald is the author of several publications — "Law- 
rence, the Immigration Center," "Jacksonian Democ- 
racy in New Hampshire" and others. He is now do- 
ing research work on the life of President Van Buren. 

)1 f The class extends its sympathy to MILDRED 

1 JENKINS DALRYMPLE whose husband died 

in October after a long illness. 
The class will be sorry to learn that HELEN WAR- 
FIELD BAKER's husband died July 20, 1971. 

>1 H GERTRUDE GOSS was one of those honored 

2 / at the Melrose Public Library's centennial 

celebration for her invention of the water 
ballet. She has written "Swimming Analyzed" and 
"Stunts and Synchronized Swimming." 

) r ) r ) Reunion Chairman: Mrs. William H. Vance, 
ZZ (OLIVE HOWARD) 68 Maple Dell Lane, Hol- 
liston, Mass. 01746 
The class extends its sympathy to MARJORIE 
BICKFORD SPRAGUE's husband and four children. 
Marjorie died in October after a long illness. 

)>-\n Reunion Chairman: SYDNA WHITE, Vine- 
Z / yard Haven, Mass. 02568 

The class extends its sympathy to NANCY 

KIMBALL FOWLE whose husband, Leonard M. Fowle, 
died in August. Len, the retired yachting editor of 
the Boston Globe, was the founder, executive vice- 
president and secretary of the International Yacht 
Racing Association as well as a member of many 
other yachting groups. Nancy has been made execu- 
tive vice-president of the New England Intercollegi- 
ate Sailing Association. 

Zo cently from the Greenfield (Mass.) Welfare 

Edmund Sears 3rd, son of MARY PIPER SEARS, 
was married recently to Susannah White. 

l^Q News Secretaries: Mrs. Harold F. Howe (BAR- 
Zs BARA FOLK), 7811 Portosueno Ave., Palma 
Sola Park, Bradenton, Fla. and GRACE STE- 
PHENS, 100 Egypt Lane, East Hampton, L.I., N.Y. 

Send your news to them. 

CLEONE PLACE TIFFANY's daughter, Cleone, was 
married this summer to Walter E. Graham at the 
Tiffany's summer home in North Weare, N.H. 


News Secretary: Mrs. William B. Elmer, 
(CATHLEEN BURNS) 1 13 Pinckney St., Bos- 
ton, Mass. 021 14 

DORIS ANDERSON CLARK's son was married this 
summer to Natalie A. Mallinkrodt of Salt Lake City. 

JO 'H Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Mary E. Smith- 
J / Petersen (MARY EMILY PETTENGILL), 322 
Northfield Rd., Lunenburg, Mass. 01462 
LOUISE RISLEY STEVER's daughter, Sarah, was 
married this summer in Randolph, N.H. to Doug- 
las Marshall of Kalamazoo, Mich. 

director at Connecticut College in New London. 


>2 Q Russell Fellows, son of CAROL WHITTE- 
J)J MORE FELLOWS, was married this fall to 
Sarah Crum. 

3/ child, Howard, graduated from Lawrence 
Academy last June. 

>A 1 The class will be sorry to learn that BEV- 
Ti ERLY BROOKS FLOE's mother died in Au- 

l/t^} Reunion Chairman: Mrs. David J. Hegarty 
yZ (GLORIA CALDARONE) 109 Concord Road, 
Sudbury, Mass. 01776 

PAM BOLTON HENDERSON'S daughter, Rosalie, 
was married in September in North Andover to John 
A. Godfrey of New York. 

BETTY HARDY VERDERY has moved to Cape 
Cod where she and her husband are in the real 
estate business. She writes, "23 -year-old Kathy 
spent the summer anthropologizing in Greece, and is 
back in graduate school at Stanford. David, 21, is 
playing the guitar in Ithaca." 

JUO BETSY BENNETT EWING's daughter, Eliza- 
I^J beth, was married this summer to Philip A. 
Cook of Silver Spring, Md. 

)4 A The class extends its sympathy to MOLLY 
77 HUBBARD MERCER whose father died last 

)/1 /~ News Secretary: Mrs. Myron Friedman, 
TC? (MARION TROUB) 42 Concord St., West 
Hartford, Conn. 01619 

Jy/'V Reunion Chairman: Mrs. John B. Abbot, 
T/ (MARTHA MORSE) Hopkinton, Rte. 1, Con- 
cord, N.H. 03301 

JOY KOLINS BERGLUND died of cancer. She had 
been ill for the past two years, and her last few 
months were spent in agony. Our sincere sympathy is 
extended to her husband and three children, and to 
her parents. 

JANICE COLE JOHNSON announces the birth of 
her fifth child and third daughter, Alison Janice, 
July 24th. Janice writes, "She must be the last class 
baby." You just made it, because CAROL McLEAN 
BLY's fourth child and second son Micah John was 
born May 29th! 

MACKIE HALL KERNAN's son is a sophomore at 
Union College, Connie is a freshman in high school, 
Doug in 7th grade, and Martha in 1st. Mackie 
writes, "For the first time in 19 years, everyone is 
in school all day long!" 

->C/") News Secretary: Mrs. David M. Lamb (MARY 
J\J BIXBY), Sweet Hill Road, RFD 3, Box 172, 
Plaistow, N.H. 

The class will be sorry to learn that EVA SON- 
TUM PAHNKE's husband died this summer while 
scuba diving near Bath, Me. 

)C 1 News Secretary: Mrs. David Ridings, (NANCY 
Jl BENTLEY) 223 Brattle Road, Syracuse, NY 

Send your news to her. 

JC . ANN LYONS LITZ's husband has a new busi- 
^)Z ness in Stamford, Conn. — Ski Industry 
Services Corp. Their son, Leverett Edwards, 
is 1 6 months old. 

UO ROT EVANS stopped by at Abbot with six of 
their seven daughters. They left the follow- 
ing note: "Our Draper room has recently produced 
its 12th girl — MUFFY GRANT LYNCH had No 5 
on August 4th." 

of various concerts and family duties, I am still 
working full time as a computer programmer for a 
counseling firm. The three children are well and 
turning into people!" 



studying at 

j CC News Secretary: Mrs. John A. C. Kinq 3rd 
J J (DOROTHY FLEMING), 4 Rolling Hill Dr 
Morristown, N.J. 07960 

ELEANOR EASTON FLAXEN, her husband and 
1 '/2-year old will be living in Switzerland for a year 
while her husband conducts statistical surveys for 
the United Nations. 

>q \6 MNE TATMAN CONNELLY writes, "I am 
UV an assistant teacher in a nursery school now 
that my children are both in school. I con- 
tinue to work with inmates at the Indiana Reforma- 

-*C7 News Secretary: Mrs. John E. Moughty Jr 
J/ (LYNNE McLAUGHLIN) Cedar Lane Ridqe- 
field, Conn. 06877 

^CO News Secretary: Mrs. James N. DuPuy (SAN- 
JO DRA CASTLE) 905 Forest Ave., Evanston 
III. 60202 

NANCY DICK is now studying at Simmons Col- 
lege in a 2-year pre-medical program. 

an alumnus of Moses Brown, Dean Academy and the 
University of Rhode Island. 

US the birth of David Moulton Burridge in Ox- 
ford, England on Aug. 2, 1971. 
England for the next two years while her husband 
studies at Oxford. Address: East Springs, North Side, 
Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, England. 

-VV) News Secretary: Mrs. Brady D. Holcomb, 
UU (CYNTHIA SMITH) 116 Briar Road Oak 
Ridge, Tenn. 37830 

'£ 7 News Secretary: Mrs. Jean P. LeCraver, 
01 (PAT REPPERT) 75-62 113th St., Forest 
Hills, N.Y. 1 1375 

MOLLY B I DWELL RADLEY is a part-time member 
of the Religion department at St. Paul's School in 
Concord, N.H. Before moving to this area, she serv- 
ed as assistant minister of the Central Presbyterian 
Church in Summit, N.J. 

EILEEN KEEGAN PAKSTIS received a master's de- 
gree in social work from Michigan State University 
in June. 

•'/TO Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Andrew P. Langlois 
0Z (LYNNE MORIARTY), 4 Orchard Lane, Mys- 
tic, Conn. 06355 


Martha Foley Stackpole '64 and Matthew Stackpole with their wedding guests, Lucy Eynon Whitin '64, Mere- 
dith Low Emmons '64, Aline Hill '64, and Constance Chamberlain Dimond '64 and Kate. 
Photo credit Stan Ries, NYC 

KATHRIN KRAKAUER is studying at the Univer- 
sity of London Medical School for a Ph.D. in bio- 

ANNE MacDOUGALL BALLOU's husband will 
graduate from Boston University School of Business 
Administration in June. 

KAREN GRANT McWHORTER is an information 
system staff member with Western Electric Com- 
pany. Her husband, a graduate of Lawrenceville and 
Williams College, also was graduated from the New 
Jersey College of Medicine. He is a fellowship stu- 
dent in rheumatology at the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons at Columbia. 

GRETCHEN WHITEHEAD is engaged to Roger 
Maynard, Jr. of Wilton, Conn. Gretchen is currently 
a registered representative with Kidder Peabody & 
Co. in New York. Roger, who recently returned from 
two years with the Peace Corps in Nepal, is assist- 
ant to the Dean of Students at the McDonough 
School in Maryland. He is a graduate of the Taft 
School and Williams College. 

>/Z7 News Secretary: SUZANNE BURTON, 1241 
OJ 28th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 

ANN HARRIS has recently moved into her 
own studio apartment on Chestnut Street in Boston. 
Having spent many of the summer weekends in Ogun- 
quit, Lake Sunapee, and on the Cape, she traveled 
out West this fall to visit her brothers in California. 
A lucky stop at the Las Vegas airport brought her 
$100 in nickels! She is an urban programs assistant 
for a firm of planning and community development 

Also on the West coast this summer was CARO- 

LYN HOLCOMBE who was visiting her sister in San 
Francisco as well as friends in Vancouver, British 
Columbia, and in Denver. 

MORLEY MARSHALL KNOLL and her husband 
have found an apartment in Lake Oswego, Oregon, 
a lovely pine-surrounded lake resort area on the out- 
skirts of Portland. Jim passed his bar exam and is 
now practicing law in Portland, while Morley is job 
hunting. Their new address is: 3853 S.W. Lake 
Grove Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034. 

SUE ARCHER REHDER is alive and well in New 
Rochelle os is BETTINA PROSKE in Oyster Bay. 

ELIZABETH MOULTON received an M.S. from the 
University of Florida in Gainesville. 

her whole family will spend the month of January 
skiing. She works at a golf club during the summer 
near their home in Grez Doiceau, Belgium. 

ond grade at the Guild School, and Alan is in the 
Ph.D. program at the University of Massachusetts. 

studying at General Theological Seminary, and Eliz- 
abeth is enjoying the financial community. 

MIMI DEAN McBRIDE and Jon had the good for- 
tune of houce-sitting out in the country in Great 
Falls, Virginia, this summer. They are now back in 
Washington where Mimi has just begun a job as sec- 
retary in the admissions office of Sidwell Friends, an 
independent Quaker school for students aged four 
through 1 8. 

Fall always seems to be time for change, and al- 
though I'm still with National Geographic, I am now 


in the Layout and Production Department where I 
work on the picture layout of stories appearing in 
the magazine. 

I'm sorry the news is so limited for this issue of 
the Forum. I do hope you will all drop me a line, as 
that's the only way you'll ever have news of each 
other. Hope you had a good summer, and I'm look- 
ing forward to hearing from you all soon. 


)SA ALLIS BROOKS HANLEY's husband finished 

()y his B.A. at Syracuse University this summer, 

and has entered the master's program in 

linguistics. Allis is teaching fourth grade in the 

Syracuse school system. 

JOAN HARNEY is engaged to Kenneth P. Morse 
of Wellesley, Mass., a graduate of Noble and 
Greenough School. He received his B.S. in Political 
Science from MIT, and is studying at Harvard Busi- 
ness School. The wedding will be in December in 
Andover. Joan will continue working at Con L 
Group, a company in the leisure time field. 

AMY SHLOSSBERG WOLFRAM'S husband is clerk- 
ing for a federal judge in the Fifth Circuit Court of 
Appeals in Montgomery, Ala. for one year. She 
writes, "My thesis is written and will soon be pub- 
lished, I hope; I will take the six hours I lack for my 
M.A. at Auburn University, will tutor at the small 
colleges here in Montgomery. We'd love to enter- 
tain any Abbot girls who come to Montgomery." 

)SC BETSY GIBLIN is in Uganda with the Peace 
(Jj Corps. She is teaching music to children, and 
will be there for two years. 

ond grade at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Del. 
She visited ANNE RAH ILLY on Nantucket this sum- 

husband are living in Munich, Germany, where they 
were married. They are attending the Academy of 
Art — Margrit is specializing in jewelry-making. 

KATHY STAPLES OMMEN is in the Ph.D. pro- 
gram at the University of Texas and is teaching 
freshman English. Her husband was a communica- 
tions major at San Francisco State. 

)/'/' ELLEN SOBILOFF is in Israel, and has re- 
\)V signed as News Secretary. We hope someone 
will volunteer to take over for her. Let me 
know. Ellen writes, "This country is truly amazing — 
the more I see and learn, the more intrigued I be- 
come. In addition to learning Hebrew and doing 
free-lance photography and writing for a newspaper 
at home, I am becoming fairly fluent in Spanish. 
Address: Kibbutz Amir, Doar Na, Hagalil Haelyion, 

graduate of Yale, is a doctoral candidate in electrical 
engineering at MIT from which he received his mas- 
ter of science degree. Rose Jane is teaching at the 
Montessori of Lexington. 

yfH Reunion Chairman: Mrs. George F. T. Yan- 
/ cey, (SARAH BEALE) 162 South Ave., New- 
ark, N.Y. 14513 
RITA ACHIN received a B.A. in German from 
Marymount College and is studying special educa- 
tion for the visually handicapped at Boston College 
Graduate School. 

CLAUDIA ARRAGG received a B.A. from Em- 

manuel, and is doing graduate work in chemistry 
with a view to a future career in medicine. 

SARAH BIRDSALL is teaching English in Kuait, 
Saudi Arabia. She graduated from Whittier College. 

DIANA BONNIFIELD received a B.S. in biology 
(pre-med) from the State University of New York at 
Stony Brook, and is now completing a second major 
in psychology. She plans to enter graduate school or 
medical school. 

ANSTISS BOWSER received a B.A. in psychology 
from Goucher. She plans to work in some capacity 
with children who have been alienated by our exist- 
ing society. 

RHONDA CARRINGTON is a probation officer 
in the Roanoke, Va. Juvenile and Domestic Relations 
Court. She received a B.A. in sociology from Hollins 
College in June. 

RUTH CHAMBERLIN is a case worker for the 
New Hampshire Division of Welfare in Nashua. She 
received a B.A. in sociology from the University of 
New Hampshire. 

LINDA CREGG graduated from Smith with a B.A. 
in psychology. She is studying at the University of 
Grenoble this year. 

CHARLOTTE ELMENHORST received a B.A. from 
Mills College where she majored in psychology. She 
is continuing her studies in social psychology in 
Munich, Germany. 

Bennington with a B.A. in anthropology and music. 

DORSEY GREEN is a graduate student (master's 
candidate) at Bowling Green State University major- 
ing in personnel in the School of Education. She re- 
ceived a B.A. in religion from Dickinson in June. 

MARILYN HADLEY majored in conservation of 
natural resources at the University of California at 

JEAN HALEY received a B.A. in French literature 
from Mount Holyoke, and is working for the Cabot 
Corp. in Boston. 

GEORGIA HALL graduated from the University of 
Rochester with a B.A. in psychology. 

CATHERINE HOOVER received a B.A. in English 
literature from the University of Colorado. She is 
working in Denver this year and living at 831 Cherry 
St., Apt. 22. 

NANCY HOWE received a B.A. in philosophy and 
religion from Colby College. 

CANDACE HOWES spent the past 7 months in 
Egypt learning how to speak Arabic and eventually 
doing drawings for an archeological dig in Luxor. 
She is working in New York until her next chance 
to go to Egypt. Address: 590 West 172nd St., 
Apt. 6-G. 

PRISCILLA HOWES is engaged to Clint Harris, a 
student of architecture at the University of Michi- 
gan. Priscilla received a B.B.A. from the University 
of Michigan in June. 

LOUISA HUNTINGTON will graduate from the 
University of Denver in December. She has majored in 
geography, and plans to do graduate work in city 
planning. She would love to hear from her class- 
mates. Address: 2075 So. Josephine No. 106, Den- 

MARJORY KAPLAN graduated from Jackson with 
a B.A. in drama. 

CHRISTINA LAMBERT graduated from the Uni- 
versity of California at Berkeley in June 1970. She 
received a B.A. in history. 


ELIZABETH MacGREGOR received a B.A. in psy- 
chology from Skidmore. She worked during the sum- 
mer in a day care center and settlement house on 
the north side of Chicago. She plans to continue this 
work in day care in a pre-school Montessori class- 
room. Address: 307 West Wisconsin St., Chicago, 
III. 60614. 

MARY JANE MAJOR graduated from Barnard 
with a B.A. in art history. She has returned to Bar- 
nard to accumulate the necessary courses for a pre- 
med — it will take two years. Address: 520 W. 
1 1 0th St., Apt. 8, New York. 

JOAN MARKS SOUTHWELL graduated from 
Goucher with a major in education and French. She 
is working at Hunting World in New York. Her hus- 
band is studying at Pratt Institute. 

WENDY MORRISSEY graduated from Mount Hol- 
yoke with a B.A. in sociology, and is traveling in 
Europe this year. 

GAIL NIZIAK graduated from Goucher College 
where she majored in English and Fine Arts. 

NANCY POROSKY HARRIS graduated from Bea- 
ver with an A.B. in history and government. She was 
expecting a child in September, but hoped to con- 
tinue work with Germantown Area Schools. Address: 
Old Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, Penna. 19477. 

GERDA RAY received a B.A. from the University 
of California at Berkeley. Her major in independent 
study was "Women and Politics." She is attending 
graduate school at Berkeley and is working in Amer- 
ican history. 

B.A. in social relations from Radcliffe. She is teach- 
ing math at a government school in Jamaica this 
year, and will enter graduate school next year to 
study clinical psychology. 

SUSAN SHAPIRO graduated from Mount Holyoke 
with an A.B. in psychology. She plans to work in 
the Boston area, and is living at 270 Lexington St., 
Watertown, Mass. 

sociology from Mount Holyoke. She is studying spe- 
cial education and her husband is studying architec- 
ture at the University of Washington. 

SUSAN SMITH graduated from Tufts in June 
with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. 

SANDRA STEWART is working for the Interna- 
tional Department of the New England Merchants 
National Bank in Boston. She majored in Spanish 
literature at Boston University from which she grad- 
uated in June. 

LINDA SULLIVAN graduated from Connecticut 
College with a B.A. in Asian history and Chinese. 
She spent the past year in Taiwan and the Far East. 
She is doing graduate study at Washington Univer- 
sity in St. Louis in the Asian studies area with a Na- 
tional Defense Foreign Language Award. 

year at Boston University Law School and David is 
at Harvard Law School. Jane graduated from Bar- 
nard in June with a B.A. in European history. 

LAURIE WALLWORK has entered the master's 
program in library science at Kent State University. 
She received a B.A. in sociology from George Wash- 
ington University in June. 

ISO News Secretary: MARC I A OWEN, Alpha Chi 
CO Omega, 29 Madbury Road, Durham, N.H. 

LYNN BLACK is housefellow of her dormitory at 
Connecticut College. 

)S(\ News Secretary: JESSICA LEUENBERGER, 
US Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755 

JANICE EKLUND WOLFF's husband received 
a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, 
and studied at McGill University. 

ELIZABETH GIFFORD is spending her junior year 
in London under the aegis of Marlboro College in 

ELEANOR HAYNES graduated from Pine Manor 
Junior College and has entered the University of 
Vermont where she is majoring in math and art. 

SARA GRAY received an associate degree from 
Colby Junior College, and is a junior at Wheaton 

DEBORAH McCLURE majored in business admin- 
istration (accounting) at Green Mountain College and 
is now a junior at American International College in 

a teacher of English at the Junior and Senior high 
levels in Aurora, N.Y. He is a graduate of Edinboro 
State College, Edinboro, Pa. 

)nr% News Secretary: VIRGINIA KNAPP, 968 St. 
/(/ Paul St., Brookline, Mass. 02146 
Hello Class of 1970!! 
Since last reporting summer has come and gone 
and even the fall has disappeared. 

I have heard from and seen many members of our 
class. At spring's end I ran into PAULINE CERF 
and SANDY PERKIN who were sharing an apartment 
in Somerville. Since then Sandy has transferred from 
Barnard to Boston University. 

PRILLY MENDENHALL was another person I saw 
often during the spring as were MARGARET CHE- 
Prilly spent the summer in Italy and Greece, having 
a great time. She has since returned to the states 
where she has taken a year off from Radcliffe, and 
is working as a professional babysitter and living 
with me and another friend in Brookline. CHRIS 
STEELE went to Greece for a month this summer 
and loved it. She returned to Marquette University 
this fall, where she plans a major in history. 





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D. D. RUDOLPH became a pro tennis player this 
summer as she taught tennis at a camp in Maine. 
MELANIE ROSEN was also working there. D. D. re- 
ports that she loves Sarah Lawrence. 

AMY BALDWIN flew East this summer for a week. 
She and I drove up to Maine to see DEBBIE PRUD- 
DEN who was waitressing in York. Amy has trans- 
ferred from California Western University to a nurs- 
ing college in Berkeley. 

MALLEN at Abbot graduation. Betty loves B.U. and 
has done some theatre work there. Maura loves 
Carnegie-Mellon and has become quite the psycholo- 
gist! Such a happy and loving Maura I hove never 
seen! Fantastic. 

TAMMY ELLIOT is fine after a great summer 
working as a clothes-check girl at Ann Taylor's. 
ADELLE NICHOLSON has decided to take a year off 
from Cornell. She is presently living in Somerville 
and has joined a band. She is also auditing classes 
in music and geology at Harvard. 

SUE CLEVELAND and her family have moved to 
Houston. She and her sister drove across country to 
Houston this summer. She has started Princeton's 
first field hockey team. 

PRISCILLA SANDFORD had a nice summer. She 
likes Franklin and Marshall, where she is a pre-law 
student. SARAH BOWEN spent the summer in Bos- 
ton working in a Copley Square bookstore. She also 
visited Bermuda with LINDA MOORE. She is still at 
American University. 

SUZY GUN has decided to remain at college in 
Israel. She made a trip to Scandinavia this summer. 
KAREN GIESEMANN is reported to be still in Eng- 
land and very happy. CATHY STONE took music 
theory at the Eastman School of Music this summer. 
NANCY GRASSI has transferred from Lesley College 
to George Washington University. 

ABDY ANDERSON is working in Sweden for a year 
as a nanny companion and general help for a Swe- 
dish film director and his family. She went to Italy 
for a holiday this summer. She reports that she saw 
ANNE GARES in London at Easter. Abdy ends her 
letter by saying that she is learning to eat corn- 
flakes with sour milk, take sauna baths as a matter 
of course and to drink snapps with her soup at din- 

SANDY LINDGROVE spent the summer with Rhys 
in Lake Placid where she worked as a chambermaid 
at the Holiday Inn. Sandy has transferred from Ithaca 
College to the University of No. Carolina. 

SANDY URIE has transferred from Smith to Stan- 
ford. She traveled cross-country to California ABBY 
TOS all write to say that they are living on a farm 
in New Hampshire. They report that they have be- 
come adept at crafts, farming, and apple-picking. A 
trip cross-country is planned for our fortune seekers 
who want to travel by motorcycle to Alaska to pan 

SUZIE ROWEN spent the summer in Germany and 
will be attending Barnard College in the fall hav- 
ing transferred from Skidmore. There is a plea from 
various members of the class that SUE STEIN please 
prove her existence by writing someone!! 

HOLLY BENNETT sends the news that I think 
the most momentous. Holly is engaged to James 
Alles of Duxbury, Mass. Jim attends Boston Univer- 
sity where he is a sophomore. No definite date has 
been planned for the wedding. Holly plans to trans- 
fer north from Hollins. Thus ends the news from my 

I, myself, have transferred from U. of Wisconsin 
to Wellesley College. I will be completing a double 
major here in sociology and political science for a 
career in urban renewal. The summer was basically 
uneventful. I learned how to play golf and did some 
volunteer work. So far this fall things have been 
great and I am enjoying Wellesley in all aspects. 
Made the Wellesley field hockey team and played 
against Shelby Salmon in one game against Jackson 

So — the alumrae news closes but with one last 
request. Would members of the class of 1970 please 
refrain from creating ridiculous stories about what 
their classmates are doing. To clear up some rumors. 

NO — neither Suzy Rowen nor myself are mar- 
ried. Sandy and Rhys are not married yet either. There 
are other rumors that would not be fit to print. 

Until next time — 



The Forum welcomes opinions from its readers, and encourages you to write 
to the Editor. 


)i-J1 News Secretary: SARA INGRAM, Box 853, 
/_/ Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, 
Penna. 17604 

NANCY COHEN spent the summer living in York, 
Me. with LUCY VIELE. They both started out work- 
ing as Fuller Brushmen; then Nancy worked as a 
chambermaid while Lucy was happily unemployed. 
spent the summer visiting various and sundry people, 

HEIDI KROPP worked for most of the summer as 
a bookkeeper by day and under the cover of night 
as a cocktail waitress. Later in August she toured 
Europe covering all the major sites. 

I visited MAGGIE SMITH at her home in Pennsyl- 
vania — she seemed to have had a nice summer. 
MARY McCABE worked in July in Hampton Beach 
at a soda fountain. In August she went on to bigger 
and better things by working at the Abbot switch- 
board. Mary has seen DEBBIE SAMMATARO and 
DENISE MALLEN. Mary reports that they are both 
doing well. 

ANN WOOLHANDLER had a restful summer get- 
ting ready to hit Yale. JUDY FLETCHER babysat for 

the Gordons in Wyoming and found the experience 
quite rewarding. 

The bicycle trip after graduation to Dori Streett's 
house in Fly Creek, New York was reported to be 
quite a success. The participants were as follows: 
Trinka Galusha, Abby Johnson, Lucy Pope, Judy 
Fletcher, Dori Streett Tripp Royce and Peter Eden. 
In all the trip took six days. HELEN LACOUTURE 
had an en masse invasion on her house in Hyannis, 
Mass. at the end of August. Dori Streett, Meg Tre- 
neer, Sandy Rollins, Sue Baybutt, Lucy Pope, Didi 
Sailing and I were all there at one time or another. 
All in all it was an experience that would be hard 
to duplicate. 

Summer activities: LYNDA HYNSON worked as a 
mother's helper; SUSIE FOORD worked in a craft 
shop; EMMA SCHROEDER worked as a waitress in 
Rhode Island; CINDY LUND relaxed and trav- 
eled; NANCY PHILLIPS spent the summer on the 
Cape visiting friends. 

SELMA HERSHFIELD is enjoying school. 

Send me news 

have a good year. 

Sara Ingram 




Sports are required and, as such, are a regular part of every girl's program. 
The athletic curriculum includes a variety of activities which emphasize 
exercise, good sportsmanship, and individual skills. All students participate, 
in some way, in the intra-mural and inter-mural contests which offer the 
experience of competition and contact with other classes and schools. All 
students take sports four days a week. 

The girls may elect the sports they wish to take. In the Fall Term, Field 
Hockey, Soccer, and Tennis are offered. In the Winter Term: Badminton, 
Ballet, Basketball, Fencing, Gymnastics, Tumbling, Volleyball, and Paddle 
Tennis. In the Spring Term: Lacrosse, Softball, and Tennis. In addition to 
the more traditional sports and team sports, a variety of alternatives exist 
which satisfy the sports requirement. These include: Search and Rescue 
(an Outward Bound-oriented program), bicycle riding, jogging, canoeing, 
hiking, sailing, Senior Lifesaving, and others as the interest exists. Horse- 
back riding is available during the Fall and Spring Terms ($4.00 per 
lesson plus transportation). A girl may ride one or two afternoons a week, 
supplementing her program with two days of another elected sport. 

For purposes of intra-mural competition the school is divided into two 
teams — the Gargoyles and the Griffins. Each student is a member of one 
of the teams, and competition takes place throughout the year. Each term 
an unannounced Field Day takes place. 

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John Mason Kemper 

The death of John Kemper on December 4, 1971, following a long illness, 
removes an impressive figure from the landscape of Andover Hill. 

"Johnny", as he was known affectionately by his host of friends, has been 
a commanding influence in the field of education for nearly a quarter century. 
The acknowledged excellence of Phillips Academy assured by his firm and 
humane leadership, and the brief coordinate relationship between Phillips and 
Abbot Academies compose a living monument to John Kemper's personal in- 
tegrity and creative imagination. There was nothing true that he was afraid 
to know. There was nothing false that he would have wished to believe. 

His early discipline as a graduate of West Point stood John Kemper in 
good stead when the shadows of the evening of his life lengthened. He had 
long made courage his companion, and relinquished his position as headmaster 
with soldierly decisiveness and dignity. No one could read his brief farewell 
to the students and faculty of Phillips Academy, assembled in George Wash- 
ington Hall last October, without a sense of pride in the man himself and the 
message he delivered with common sense laced with good humor. As was his 
wont, he closed his sober remarks with a fervent "God bless you". We and hun- 
dreds of others who have enjoyed the warmth and charm of his friendship, 
give him back the same benediction, "God bless you, John Kemper". 

Reverend Sidney Lovett 

For the Abbot Academy Family 

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Alumnae Editor 

Richard E. Sheahan 

Faith H. Kaiser 

C. Jane Sullivan 

Volume IV, Number 

February, 1973 

Published quarterly by Abbot Academy, Andover, 

Mass. 01810 for the Abbot community, including 

alumnae, faculty, staff, students, parents and 


Printed by DBL Associates, Commercial Printers. 

Entered as Second Class Matter at Andover, Mass. 

Picture Credits: 

Nancy Adams '73 
Sara Grosvenor '74 
Faith Kaiser 
Susan Sandoe '75 
Cate Sprague '75 


Hire an Abbot girl this sum- 
mer! We have many eager 
babysitters, housemaids, wait- 
resses, junior camp counsel- 
ors, gardeners, you name it, 
who would like summer work. 
If you can use a girl, or 
know anyone who can, please 
write to Mrs. Florence Grif- 
fith at Abbot. 

The editors gratefully acknowledge the cheerful 
assistance of Nancy Adams, '73, with photography 
for this issue of the Forum. 


Articles for publication about "the plans" for 
next year don't come easily. For those of us here 
at school, there is a wealth of detail, plan, con- 
jecture, rumor, assumption, and constant change 
in minutiae. There's a recognized structure to the 
plans, of course, but things are still in a stage 
where changes can easily be made — will French 
House be a boys' dorm or a girls' dorm? Who 
will the Houseparents be? — so one hesitates to 
commit speculations to print. 

Committees — excuse me, "Working Parties" — 
have worked last fall and are working this winter, 
on large and heady assignments. There has been a 
Working Party of P.A. and Abbot faculty looking 
at "residential planning," another working on 
faculty staffing policy, and another, including 
students, studying "Rules and Regulations" (the 
incipient 18 year old drinking law in Massachusetts 
provides one new dimension, and there are many 
other details to be reconciled). The Working 
Party reports already issued are recommended 
guidelines, not final decisions. 

What follows, therefore, is an effort to give 
Alumnae and friends a general idea of the structure 
of 1973-74 at the new coeducational Phillips 
Academy, fresh with its injection of Abbot adrena- 
lin. The intention is to paint a picture, not take 
a photograph. 


In this area we can report with some detail. 
Most readers will know that CAROLYN GOOD- 
WIN of Abbot has been named as Dean of the 
Academy for next year. Miss Goodwin came to 
Abbot in 1947 as a member of the Math Depart- 
ment, was department chairman for many years, 
and has been Abbot's indefatigable Director of 
Studies for three years. As Dean of the Academy, 
Goodie will have direct responsibility for the 
day-to-day academic life of the school. In this 
role she will not only supply P.A. with her 

wisdom and experience, respected on both cam- 
puses, by students and faculty alike, but she will 
provide a valuable and familiar link for Abbot 
girls continuing into the new arrangements. 

CAROLYN JOHNSTON (Mrs. Malcolm), Ab- 
bot's Dean of Students, will continue in a similar 
role next year as newly appointed Associate Dean 
at Andover. Her new job may be thought of as sort 
of an ombudsman for girls. Carolyn is presently 
available to Abbot students and faculty about 48 
hours a day (and night), and she will bring to the 

administration at Andover a thoroughgoing and 
illusionless understanding of the needs of girls in a 
boarding community, as well as her sustaining 
sense of humor. Carolyn came to Abbot in 1965 
to teach English, has been associated with coun- 
seling throughout her years here, and was ap- 
pointed as Dean of Students in 1970. 

JAMES F. LYNCH who joined the Abbot 
faculty as a math teacher in 1968, became 
Assistant Dean here this year, helping both Miss 
Goodwin and Mrs. Johnston with myriad tasks. 
He works on scheduling, organizes our Indian 
Exchange Program, counsels students, and much, 
much more. Next year Jim will become Registrar 
of Phillips Academy, a position in which he will 
continue working closely with Miss Goodwin and 
will be available to students. Jim will also teach a 
math course and will be responsible for the 
student social functions at P.A., as well as assuming 
dormitory responsibilities with his wife. 

JANE SULLIVAN, without whom it is im- 
possible to imagine the Abbot Alumnae Asso- 
ciation, will continue as Abbot Alumnae Secre- 
tary. Morton House will continue in use as 

Alumnae headquarters, MARION FINBURY (Mrs. 
Herbert), who has been Abbot's superb College 
Guidance Counselor for four years, will continue 
in this field next year, sharing joint responsibility 
with Mr. Robin Crawford of Phillips Academy. 
Marion's expertise in this area is unexcelled and 
she will be another valuable link for our con- 
tinuing students. RICHARD C. GRIGGS, Business 
Manager at Abbot since 1969, will join the new 
administration as Assistant Business Manager. 
RICHARD E. SHEAHAN, Director of Develop- 
ment at Abbot, will become a Development 
Officer at P. A., one of his first tasks involving 
organization of a parents' association for the 
new school. 

Readers will be glad to learn also that Abbot's 
unequaled food service operation will continue 
next year, with the beloved BONDES in their 
accustomed places and with SARAH PROCTOR, 
currently Abbot's Director of Food and Housing. 
Nurse KAY AYRE of the Abbot Dispensary will 
continue service with P.A.'s Isham Infirmary- 

Faculty decisions and appointments, still in 

Assistant Dean Jim Lynch in conference with Senior Lee Belfield. 

process at this writing, have been confirmed in 
some cases. The following Abbot faculty members 
have accepted appointments at Phillips Academy 
for next year: 

Marie Baratte French 

Keder Bayard Mathematics 

Audrey Bensley (Mrs. Gordon G.) Art 

Anne Bugbee (Mrs. Bruce) English 

Susan Clark (Mrs. David) Classics 

Margaret Couch (Mrs. James) Library 

Ronald Giguere French 

Christine Johnston (Mrs. Andrew) Music 

Dorothy Judd Spanish 

Marjorie Harrison (Mrs. Fred) Athletics 

Barbara Hawkes (Mrs.) Biology 

Georges Krivobok French and Russian 

Susan Lloyd (Mrs. Robert) History 

Wendy Snyder MacNeil (Mrs. Ronald) Art 

Mary Minard History 

Virginia Powel (Mrs. Harford) Art 

Alexandra Rewis (Mrs.) Counseling 

Shirley Ritchie Athletics 

Christina Rubio (Mrs. Angel) Ballet 

Jeanne St. Pierre English 

Theodore Warren Religion 

Hilda Whyte (Mrs. James) Physical Science 

Barbara Wicks (Mrs. Stephen) Resident Advisor 
Stephen Wicks Art and Resident Advisor 

Anne Lise Witten (Mrs. Oscar) History 

A number of these faculty members will move 
into dormitories in addition to classroom teach- 
ing, and some will assume coaching duties as 
well. Phillips Academy feels strongly that a resident 
faculty is desirable to provide resident students 
with the maximum close contact with adults in 
many dimensions of their lives. 

In response to many inquiries, we asked Prin- 
cipal Donald Gordon to describe in his own 
words his plans for next year: 

Alumnae and parents have asked from time to 
time what is to become of me in the merger 
plans and process. Without being presumptuous, 
■hopefully, here is the situation at the moment. 

I made a number of assumptions early on, when 
the possibilities of merger came fully into view: 
1) that, one way or another, a new head would 
take over the "new school", and that 2) a role for 
me in the combined operation was out of the 
question, both because of its unlikelihood and 
because of my own preference for a leadership 
role in future activities. Also, and equally im- 
portant, that any personal concern about my 
future here might interfere with the progress of 
the most important element — the working out 
of the best outcome with Phillips Academy, the 
advancement of the best means of getting on with 
the education of girls. 

So, I will complete my official duties here on June 
30, 1973, when my contract with Abbot ends with 
our fiscal year. The boards of both schools have 
cooperated in a most generous act, and have 
granted me a sabbatical for the 1973-74 school 
year. This kindness will permit me to spend the 
year "re-grouping", and producing - if my self- 
discipline is requisite - a book (on coeducation 
and institutional change) which has been taking 
shape in my mind for several years. Josie and 
the children and I will stay into the autumn at 
our Wyoming retreat, spend the balance of the 
year in California, and work in some travel to 
boot. Our whereabouts and plans for 1974 is at 
the moment an open question. 


In addition to the Administrators described 
above, Andover will not have a Dean of Girls 
and a Dean of Boys. Instead, the campus will be 
divided into seven "clusters" of roughly equal 
size, each composed of several dorms and each 
in the charge of a resident Cluster Dean. In 

effect, every Cluster Dean becomes the head of 
a mini-school within a school, a small and semi- 
autonomous unit within the macrosomic whole of 
P.A. The effort is toward decentralization, and 
the Cluster Deans will assume many responsibilities 
which in another arrangement might fall into a 
single Dean's office. While the academic direction 
of the school will be centrally administered, many 
decisions involving activities, permissions, disci- 
pline, and the like, will be worked out at the 
cluster level. The Cluster Deans' Council, including 
Carolyn Johnston as Associate Dean, will meet 
regularly to share common concerns and planning, 
working closely with Headmaster Sizer. 


The cluster system, first proposed at Andover 
in 1966, has already been implemented at P. A., 
and the Residential Planning Working Party, chair- 
ed by Miss Goodwin, has recommended its con- 
tinuation. There are currently six clusters at 
P.A., and the Abbot campus will essentially form 
a seventh. The resident Dean of the Abbot Cluster 
will be Mr. Carroll Bailey, presently Associate 
Dean at Andover. This decentralization of ad- 
ministration and student affairs provides students 
an opportunity for closer identification with a 
recognizable unit; it helps ensure that students will 
not be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the 
school. Each cluster in 1973-74 will have both 
girls and boys with, hopefully, at least 40 girls 
per cluster and approximately 100 boys. The 
"vertical" housing system will be used, with the 
classes mixed in each dormitory. There will not be 
coed dormitories. The Working Party has rec- 
ommended that, where possible, girls' dorms in 
adjoining clusters be near each other. Also, it 
seems desirable to have concentrations of ninth 
graders, or of ninth and tenth graders, in some 
areas. Each dormitory in every cluster will have 
resident faculty, most of whom will also be 
classroom teachers. The concern for girls' safety 
and welfare evident in the current Abbot House- 
parent system has influenced P.A. to recognize 
the need for couples and individuals in dormitories 
who can spend time with their students, and 
this leads to the prospect of some compensation 
for faculty wives (husbands?) who live in dorm- 
itories. All faculty, whether resident or not, will 
be assigned to some cluster, and will participate 
in cluster activities and responsibilities. 

Final decisions about which dorms at Abbot 
and P.A. will house boys, and which will house 
girls, have not yet been made. However, the 
Working Party recommended that Abbot's Chapin 
House become part of a currently existing P.A. 
cluster, and that Sherman and Cutler not be 
used as dormitories next year. The Abbot cluster 
will, therefore, probably consist of Flagg, French, 
Hall (the old Infirmary), Abbey, and Draper. 

The Abbot dining room in Draper will remain 
open next year for the use of the Abbot cluster 
and for students who have classes near lunchtime 
on this campus. Abbot's library in Draper will be 
available to the Abbot cluster as study space, 
perhaps as a periodical center. However, the P.A. 
Library will be the single central library of the 
Academy. The Abbot Bookstore, now housed in 
Draper, will close permanently in June, and 
thereafter all students will buy their books at the 
Andover Bookstore in town. Abbot's gymnasium 
will certainly continue in use for girls, with boys 
taking such sports as fencing there (they do so 
now!). Plans call for our art studio to be moved 
this summer from the fourth floor of Draper to 
Abbot Hall, where all the space except the old 
Chapel will be available for art. Mrs. Powel is 
currently planning how best to use this new 
home. In addition to these changes, the Resi- 
dential Planning Working Party foresaw a need 
for additional student social centers adequate in 
size for one or a pair of clusters, and possibly 
for a large central student union for the use of the 
whole school. 

That's a big does, and there are more decisions 
every day. We hope these comments answer more 
questions than they raise for those at a distance, 
and that readers can now share with the local 
population the outline of the structure for 1973- 
74 as it exists now. 

Trustee Notes 


Agreements have been finalized between Abbot 
and Phillips Boards of Trustees that, if approved 
by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 
will govern the transfer of Abbot Academy pro- 
perties and assets to Phillips Academy on June 
30, 1973. Phillips Academy, in accepting, will 
agree to assume the liabilities and obligations 
of Abbot and to conduct a coeducational school. 


Of particular interest to Abbot alumnae and 
friends is the chapter within the agreements called 
Articles of Association. It is here that the Trustees 
of both schools, "desirous of maintaining at the 
new combined school the history, standards and 
traditions of Abbot in an appropriate manner, 
and wishing to further the educational purposes of 
Abbot at Phillips Academy — and wishing to 
preserve the name Abbot", have agreed to the 
establishment of a charitable corporation to be 
known commonly as the Abbot Academy Asso- 
ciation. The articles of association also call for 
the transfer of $1,000,000 of Abbot's unrestricted 
funds to an "Abbot Academy Fund" at Phillips 
Academy. The fund's income would be used 
annually, based on the recommendations of the 
Abbot Academy Association's directors, subject 
to the approval of the Phillips Headmaster, for 
educational purposes consistent with the traditions 
and ideals of Abbot Academy. 

Mr. Philip K. Allen, President of the Abbot 
Trustees and a charter member of the Phillips 
Trustees, said, "The decision of the Trustees of 
Abbot and Phillips Academies last September to 
combine into one coeducational school has been 
accepted with equanimity by the Abbot alumnae 
and parents. Abbot trustees are very enthusiastic 
about the 'Abbot Academy Association'. It will 
keep the Abbot Academy name visible and ex- 
tremely useful to the new combined coeducational 


On January 26, Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting 
(Mary Howard '40) and Mrs. Carl F. Floe (Beverly 
Brooks '41) became the first women to actually 
participate in Phillips Academy trustee decisions 
in the school's 194 year history. 

Mrs. Nutting, Mrs. Floe and Melville Chapin, 
another Abbot trustee, joined the Trustees of 
Phillips Academy at their winter meeting. 

During the deliberations of combining the two 
schools last September the Phillips Board voted 
to invite three Abbot Trustees, at least two of 
whom should be women, to join Phillips' board 

meetings, effective Sept. 
ember, 1973, with the 
same participatory role 
as existing Phillips alum- 
ni trustees. It was also 
decided that as vacan- 
cies among the twelve 
Phillips charter trustees 
emerge additional wom- 
en and/or previous Ab- 
bot trustees would be 
elected to fill these va- 


The Trustees have established a Memorabilia 
Committee to plan for the future of many school 
belongings of special significance. Consisting of 
Mrs. Lawrence D. Bragg, Chairman, Mrs. John 
M. Kemper, Mrs. Malcolm S. Loring, Mrs. Peter 
Eaton, Mrs. Armstrong A. Stambaugh. Jr.. and 
S. Leonard Kent, the Memorabilia Committee has 
been itemizing and evaluating the many rugs, 
paintings, pictures, and furniture located all over 
Abbot. This includes the collections of alumnae 
papers and pictures dating back to the founding 
of the school, with artifacts of special interest 
such as Madam Sarah Abbot's necklace and other 
jewelry. It is estimated that the task will be 
completed before Alumnae Day in May. and a 
report of interest to all will be made at that 


Before the announcement of merger, the Abbot 
Admissions Office had intended to increase efforts 
at involving our Alumnae in recruitment and 
interviewing of candidates at a distance. The 
Admissions Office had been spurred on in this 
desire by the encouragement and successful ex- 
ample of the Phillips Academy Student Alumni 
Association, the SAA. The merger disassembled 
our embryonic plan in an immediate sense, but 
the need and the interest are still there. 

John Odden, an Admissions Officer at Phillips, 
wrote the following description of the SAA at 
the Forum's request: 

Born in a discussion of Andover Admissions 
Officers, the SAA is an organization of students 
and Alumni working together to maintain open 
lines of communication between their ranks as 
well as with the general public. Ideally, student 
members of the SAA are responsible for visiting 
those members of the Alumni body who are 
actively involved in promoting the new school, 
the Alumni interviewers, scattered all over the 
United States and abroad. 

As the SAA has gained in student support and 
participation since its inception in 1970, its ranks 
have grown to include 120 P. A. students. Equipped 
with slides, catalogues, and other promotional 
materials, students in conjunction with local Alum- 
ni have talked to local school counselors, Y direc- 
tors, scout masters, and the like, in an effort to 
tell the Andover tale to key student-oriented 
people in their home towns during vacations. 

On a personal basis, SAA members also contact 
promising admissions candidates locally, offering 
them a flesh and blood contact with Andover as 
they weigh the merits of different schools. Addi- 
tionally, upon accepting Andover 's Certificate of 
Admission, a new boy or girl will have a summer 
contact who will also be an automatic "big 
brother or sister" at Andover in the fall. 

Measurement of the success of the SAA on a 
strictly statistical basis is difficult, but suffice it to 
say that comments from Alumni, counselors, and 
candidates has been highly favorable. Admissions 
Officers from associated schools have specifically 
cited the work of the SAA as the proverbial 
straw which resulted in matriculation at P. A. 

Finally, the members of the SAA represent a 
nucleus of hardworking, loyal Andoverians who 
are concerned about the image of the school and 
its future makeup. At a recent gathering in his 
home in recognition of the work of the SAA, 
Headmaster Sizer praised the group for its positive 
contributions and concluded by saying: "The 
most important thing is that you people do give 
a damn!" 

Abbot girls, actively engaged as student guides 
for the Phillips Admissions Office this year, have 
begun working with the SAA to include as many 
girls and Abbot Alumnae as possible in this 
enthusiastic organization. Together with Miss Sulli- 
van, they are formulating plans for a fully co- 
educational SAA very soon. Alumnae who would 
like to help are urged to contact Jane Sullivan or 
Mr. Odden. 

PERSPECTIVE by Fern Jones '75 


Fern Jones is a new student in the tenth 
grade at Abbot this year. As part of her inde- 
pendent project in Creative Writing for February 
Week, Fern agreed to describe for the Forum 
some of her thoughts and impressions since 
September. She emphasized to the editors that 
she couldn't draw conclusions, not having been 
here a full year, but she could react. We asked 
Fern's permission also to print portions of her 
first letter of inquiry last spring, when she was 
in the ninth grade in Raleigh, North Carolina, 
requesting admissions information. 

Dear Sir: 

For seven years I have attended the public 
schools of my city. During these years I have 
enjoyed the many academic and social oppor- 
tunities that have been mine through the ele- 
mentary and junior high schools at which I have 
been enrolled. Invaluable personal and sentimental 
ties have been made that cannot be replaced. 
I dearly treasure the memories of long after- 
school projects in which I have been involved and 
all the other wonderful and terrible experiences 
that have made school and learning ingredients 
of joy for me. Therefore I find no great pleasure 
in admitting that the last three years of my 
educational training have been disappointing and 
discouraging, regardless of the many good times. 

Although academics have played an inestimable 
role in my development as a student, it has been 
and is in various artistic and creative activities 
that much of my interest lies. I cannot say most 
of my interest lies in these areas because I do 
enjoy my academic studies immensely and I have 
always striven to maintain a high standard of 
scholastic performance. However, it is difficult for 
me to channel all my energies toward those things 
strictly academic when so much of my interest 
concerns more than this entails. When referring to 
various artistic and creative activities I refer to 
my writing, art, dramatics, modern dancing and 
music (instrumental and vocal); all of these 
and others are very important to me as a person 
and student. It is because these activities have 
been and are and will be excluded from my 
schedule (if I wish to study a variety of academic 
concerns) that I feel slighted. I realize that within 
the public educational system of my city it is 
practically impossible to acquire the type of 
education I would enjoy. It seems that in this 
system the tendency is to specialize the curricula 
to the extent that there is none offered that is 

general enough or diverse enough to meet my 
particular needs. 

A possible solution to this would be to attend a 
school where I would receive an academic educa- 
tion that would well equip me for higher educa- 
tion and also allow me to develop creatively 
and artistically as a part of my general education. 
This is why I write. 

My science instructor introduced your school 
to me. She told me that a school like Abbot 
would probably offer the type of education I 
am seeking. However, I am financially unable to 
attend a private school. I am black and the fifth of 
seven children. I am fifteen years old and will be a 
sophomore next year. . . . Therefore, I would like to 
know what type of financial aid is offered to 
persons in my situation, if any, and how to go 
about applying. 

Perhaps I have failed to state my situation with 
the best of clarity. If this is the case then I have 
indeed failed. But on the assumption that you 
have understood, I will give you these assurances: I 
believe in school, in learning, in a person 's ability 
to persevere if he tries, and this would be my 
contribution to your institution, my willingness 
to try. It is for these reasons that I reach for 
something better than that which certain people 
try to convince me is the best I can ever have. 
There are odds facing me, as face everybody, and 
my ability to meet them with self-determination 
and confidence will determine the overall product 
of my efforts. I believe I can persevere if given a 
chance. But only through an institution like 
Abbot Academy can I do so, for I have been 
led to believe that the type of learning experience 
that will be most rewarding to me can be found 
only at such a school. I would like to know if I 
am being realistic and if so, how realistic. I will 
appreciate your consideration. 

Fern Jones 


I have come to crave rising early, usually awaken- 
ing at 5:30 or 5:45 a.m. Though no one forces me 
to retire early, I follow suit as if driven to it. So 
that now 5:30 seems a likely time to start the day, 
and bed about 9:30 seems the most natural 
method of reviving one's spirits. However, there 
are those long nights when ten o'clock sign-in 
rolls around and I have yet to complete the better 

"I had expected much that 
I found here, but of course, 
not being able to antici- 
pate all things, I have been 
caught off guard some- 
times. " 

"'s important to realize 
that this commitment is 
not so much to Abbot as 
it is to one's self. " 



part of my work. It's during these marathons that 
I wonder whether I have really adjusted to life at 
Abbot. Usually the next day I troop off to class, 
my assignments complete, realizing that I have 
made it through again, and chances are that it will 
be easier the next time around. I like to think I 
grow a little with each tiny disaster, providing I 
come through with this attitude. 

Attitudes, I find, have much to do with everything. 
I have five Majors: French, English, Math, Biology, 
and Anthropology. All of these courses are very 
well taught. Most of my teachers have a special 
interest in their courses that is contagious. Class 
is more interesting when I can perceive enthusi- 
asm in the instructor, and in this enthusiasm 
I can find an impetus to work more diligently. 

Probably one of the more shocking discoveries I 
made during Fall Term was of the consideration 
the students receive from both faculty and ad- 
ministration. In several of my classes students 
openly and often challenge something we may be 
studying. I know few teachers here who do not 
seriously and fairly consider these objections and 
complaints. I am not accustomed to this type 
of teacher-student relationship, and at times I find 
it annoying. But overall it serves a meaningful 
purpose, in that at Abbot students seem to have 
more input into the selection of their studies than 
at any other school I have attended. The presence 
of this teacher-student give-and-take incredibly 
relaxes the atmosphere of the classes. 

Now that opportunities are open to me, I often 
frustrate myself by looking at all those things 
available to me that I haven't been able to take 
advantage of so far. (It seems that before coming 
to Abbot there were so many things I would 
have enjoyed but hadn't the opportunity for; 
now the situation is quite different.) Nevertheless, 
during February Week I will be writing and work- 
ing in the Art Studio. I am continuing with the 
violin, taking private lessons. Sometimes I think 
I will never learn to play well, but then there is 
always some nice person to cheer me up. It is the 
same with ballet. When I can never quite manage a 
good turn, the teacher seems determined that I 
am not as bad as I look! So I continue trying to 
remain aware of my attitude, to keep it intact, 
and I will make it through. 

So often, I have heard people in conversation 
about their travels, and ninety -nine per cent of the 
time they have concluded that one of the best 

parts of their experiences was the acquaintances 
they made. I, too, must admit the universal 
truth, that the best part of my experiences at 
Abbot involve the other human beings I must 
live with every day. I mentioned earlier that I 
can always find someone to cheer me up, whether 
it be my advisor, dorm mother, roommate, or 
other friends. I appreciate sharing with them and 
their sharing with me. I don't feel badly misplaced 
because I am black, or because I am not wealthy. 
I am not alone in these aspects. One seldom is 
snubbed because she is not a carbon-copy of 
everyone else. Fortunately, Abbot shelters a variety 
of people. This is part of its charm. 

There is a lack of privacy that I haven't been 
able to overcome or adapt to very well. It always 
bothers me to sign in or out, although I realize how 
important it is. When the time comes to fill out 
travel forms for the holidays, I dislike it more 
every time I complete one. But I realize that we 
are often annoyed by the little — but real - details. 

For studying purposes I prefer my room. I could 
spend a whole day at my desk poring over books, 
and then there are days when it takes all the 
energy I can muster to do my work. At Abbot 
you are expected to make your own way. No 
one pushes you through the day. It takes motiva- 
tion, dedication, diligence, in their greater degrees, 
to sustain one's self to study when there are 
others who need not dig for their knowledge as 
much as you do. In the end I have had to come 
to grips with the fact that, although I could 
probably get by with the minimum work, I could 
not accept minimum reward. I just am not made 
that way. So I keep on truckin'! 

In coming to Abbot I stepped into one of the 
little worlds of the World. I had expected much 
that I found here, but of course, not being able 
to anticipate all things, I have been caught off 
guard sometimes. Abbot shelters you as you will 
probably not be sheltered again. People consider 
feelings and look at you individually, in an effort 
to meet your personal needs. But in return Abbot 
demands almost a total commitment. It's all part 
of the bargain; it's only fair. Moreover, it is im- 
portant to realize that this commitment is not 
so much to Abbot as it is to one's self. And the 
greatest challenge I face is improving those things 
that will combine to make me the person I wish 
to be. 



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Along the Ma 

Along the Maple Walk 


Abbot's Washington Intern Program is steam- 
ing ahead again this year, with seven eleventh 
grade students preparing to depart for the capitol 
on March 26. While in Washington, the girls will 
participate in joint seminars with Interns from 
Phillips Academy and from Exeter, and they will 
stay at the National Cathedral School. The stu- 
dents will return to Abbot on May 18. Abbot 
Resident Advisor Mrs. William McCahill has been 
Coordinator of the many details of planning. 
This year's participants and the Congressmen for 
whom they will be working: 

Faith Barnes 
Ann Blumberg 
Lili Dwight 
Patricia Finn 
Celia Lewis 
Karen Tulis 
Libby Yoakum 

Rep. Michael Harrington (D), 


Rep. Stewart McKinney (R), 


Rep. Silvio Conte (R), 


Rep. Bella Abzug (D), 

New York 

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D), 


Rep. Donald Riegle (R), 


Rep. Ella Grasso (D), 



In the Annual Greater Lawrence Tennis Tour- 
nament, played in September, RHEUA STAKELY, 
Resident Advisor of Draper Hall, carried off 
honors as champion in both the ladies' Singles 
and the Mixed Doubles. Rheua is tennis coach 
at Abbot, and her partner in the Doubles tourna- 
ment was Richard Hornidge, Jr., son of Mrs. Rich- 
ard Homidge, also of Abbot's Physical Education 

Washington Interns: K. Tulis, L. Dwight, C. Lewis, L. Yoakum, P. Finn, A. Blumberg. 


Along the Maple Walk 


Assistant to the Headmaster PETER T. STA- 
PLETON has published three articles in January 
and February: "Feedback Wallpaper," in The 
Massachusetts Teacher, "Hard Times: Dickens' 
Counter Cultures," in The Clearinghouse, a Journal 
for Modern Junior and Senior High Schools, 
published by the Fairleigh Dickenson Press, and 
"Make it yourself Exams for Do It Yourself 
English," in the English Journal, published by 
the National Council 6f Teachers of English. 
Two more articles by Mr. Stapleton will appear 
in June and September in The Music Ministry, 
a national publication of the United Methodist 
Church: "A Modular Music Program: Sketch for 
an Experiment, " and "Setting Goals for a Junior 
College Glee Club. " Mr. Stapleton, also current- 
ly Staff Associate for the Network of Inno- 
vative Schools (Merrimac, Mass.) has also con- 
ducted five workshops for teachers around the 
country this year, including a presentation at 
the annual meeting of the National Association 
of Independent Schools in Washington, D. C. 


Abbot has been pleased to learn of a record 
number of students qualifying this year as Final- 
ists, Semifinalists, or recipients of Letters of 
Commendation in the annual National Merit Schol- 
arship Qualifying Test. 

Finalists: Jenifer McLean, Aina Allen, Sally Coop- 
er, Kate Tomlinson. 

Semifinalists: Christine Kuehl, Sarah Bayldon, 
Molly Prescott. 

Commended: Barbara Bangert, Anne Weisman, 
Charlotte Mason, Bets Kent, Margo Laskowski, 
Dorinda Davis, Mandy Cobb, Betsy Coward, Anne 
Spader, Sylvia Kennick, Ann Palermo, Cathy von 
Klemperer, Deedee Dodson, Margaret Hillhouse, 
Mindy Feldman, Chris Landry, Sara Leith, Connee 
Petty, Lilliom Fisher. 


Four Abbot students are joining Phillips Academy 
students in participating in a dramatics exchange 
program with a school in England during spring 
vacation. The students are rehearsing their pro- 
duction of Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, for 
presentation at the Manchester Grammar School 
in Manchester, England. The troupe is being 
directed by Mr. Francis Bellizia of Phillips Aca- 
demy, and includes LIZ BERRY, ELLEN HOITS- 

Manchester will send fifteen boys to Phillips 
Academy to produce Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. 


Congratulations are in order for M. ANDREW 
JOHNSTON, Resident Advisor in Flagg House, 
who has received an appointment as Chairman 
of the History Department at the Pingree School 
(South Hamilton, Mass.) for 1973-74. Mr. and 
Mrs. Johnston came to Abbot in 1971, and Mr. 
Johnston has been a graduate student at Tufts 

Also, we are pleased to learn that FRANCES 
NOLDE LADD, '54, a member of the English 
Department at Abbot, has recently been appointed 
as Director of Coeducation at the Middlesex 
School (Concord, Mass.). She will be in charge 
of planning a coeducational program for the 
school, which will admit girls in 1974. 

Mr. Stapleton at leisure. 



As the Forum goes to press we are in the 
giddy grip of February Week, masterminded this 
year by stalwart faculty members Anne Bugbee, 
Bill McCahill, and Don Parkhurst. 39 group proj- 
ects are offered the students this year, and 45 
individual projects have been devised as well. 80 
students are participating in projects off campus 
for the week. Group projects include such delect- 
ables as "History of Abbot Through Antiques," 
"Intensive Volleyball," "Deutscher Vormittag," 
"Gregorian Chant," Abbot "Shell Collection," 
"Auto Mechanics," "Textile Printing," "Literature 
of India," "Conditioning Exercises," and prepara- 
tion of a production of The Mikado. 

By Richard Witte, 
ABBOT'S WORK PROGRAM Resident Advisor 

If one were to enter the McKeen Building or 
Abbot Hall, the main classroom buildings at 
Abbot, one would find, to the astonishment of 
all but the most liberated, a dozen girls scurrying 
around dusting, sweeping, washing windows, and 
vacuuming. Elsewhere at different times girls are 
proctoring the library, shovelling snow, cleaning 
garages, gardening, picking up trash, recycling 
clay, watering the tennis courts, scraping dishes, 
and performing other essential services for the 
school. The organization which supplies these 
school service projects is the work program. 
Haven't heard of it? It's real, and very much 
a part of the school life at Abbot. 

Department of extracurricular diversions: Fall term preparations for making cider. 


Along the Maple Walk 

On May 30, 1972, Town Meeting passed the 
proposal from the Work Program Committee, 
a group of girls chaired by Julia Gibert, '72, who 
felt that their education at Abbot lacked that 
part of reality which comes through mutually 
sharing responsibility for the daily maintenance 
of the school. The Committee felt that a work 
program could also serve the dual purpose of 
providing a positive force to deal with the issue 
of student apathy, and of saving the school money 
through the infusion of a large number of eager 
workers. The work program proposal incorporated 
these principles into a detailed plan for their 

Over the summer Mr. Gordon considered Town 
Meeting's work program proposal and decided 
to implement it along the lines drawn up by the 
Work Program Committee. In the fall, he asked 
me to act as coordinator of the program. In the 
third week of the fall term the work program 

The work program is required of all students 
and functions in a very simple way. One third 
of the student body works in a given term. Each 
student works at a task for an hour and a half 
per week for one term. A student's schedule is 

usually the determining factor in the type of 
work she does, and no student is given an outdoor 
task unless she requests it. A student supervisor 
oversees each project (such as cleaning Abbot 
Hall on Thursday); student supervisors are paid, 
are directly accountable to the coordinator, and 
are responsible for evaluating the efforts of the 
members of their work crews at the end of the 
term. We attempt to have girls work in pairs on 

The success of the work program is difficult 
to assess so early in its history. It is a fact that 
two maintenance men have been freed from their 
daily positions in McKeen and Abbot Halls to 
join the general maintenance crew at Abbot. 
Also, windows are cleaner, classrooms are cleaner, 
and the faculty more appreciative of this work 
than before. What is difficult to determine is 
whether the Abbot girls involved understand the 
service they are performing for the school. What 
may be more difficult still to determine is whether 
they can more fully appreciate those individuals 
on our maintenance and household staff who daily 
do these tasks. If these latter questions can be 
answered at a future date, "y es "> then the Abbot 
Work program was a success. 

Maintenance crew? Work Program coordinator Richard Witte with Senior Mid workers Lisa Landsman 
and Mary Ittelson. 


SPORTS REPORT By Shirley Ritchie, Physical Education Chairman 

In accordance with recommendations which 
were made last spring by the Sports Committee 
named by the Abbot Town Meeting, the Physical 
Education Department offered both Crew and 
Search and Rescue Programs this past fall. The 
10 girls involved in crew were instructed by 
Michael McCann and Andrew Johnston of the 
Abbot faculty and used equipment and premises 
generously made available by the Brooks School. 
10 other girls were included in the first year of 
coeducational Search and Rescue groups at Phillips 

With the advent of the Abbot-Phillips merger, 
the combined athletic departments of the two 
schools began to meet regularly to decide on 
program needs, equipment and personnel to fit 
the projected requirements of the new school. 
As a result, several Phillips Academy offerings 
have been opened to girls this winter and addition- 
al ones will be available on a co-ed basis this 
coming spring. 13 girls are doing competitive 
Junior Varsity Swimming, 4 girls are with the 
Indoor Track Team, 7 girls are doing Recreational 
Skiing at Boston Hill with the boys, 10 girls are 
competing with the P.A. Cross Country Skiing 
team and 5 girls are involved with the winter 
term Search and Rescue Program. In the Spring 
Term, Crew, Search and Rescue and Track will 
be open to the girls in the regular Phillips Academy 

Both the winter and spring term Phillips Aca- 
demy offerings have been made available to the 
girls to give the staffs of both athletic depart- 
ments a definitive idea as to problems which 

might face the athletic program of the new 
school next year. The experiment thus far has 
proved to be a very happy one. The Phillips Aca- 
demy coaches have been delighted with the in- 
dustry and enthusiasm of the Abbot students 
while the girl participants in the various programs 
have been very pleased with their experience. We 
have no reason to believe that the success gen- 
erated currently will not continue into the future. 


Along the Maple Walk 


INDIANS AGAIN - By James F. Lynch, 

The Rosebud Exchange — Assistant Dean 

Plans for this year's involvement in the Rosebud 
Exchange are well under way. The five girls who 
have been selected to represent Abbot in the 
Indian Exchange Program are: Peggy Bliss, Katy 
Gass, Barbara Goyer, Robin Jackson and Becky 
Park. Steve Wicks, Resident Advisor in French 
House, will act as liaison for the Abbot con- 
tingent as well as photographer documenting 
the experience. We have confirmed our plans and 
arrangements with the Intercultural Studies Group, 
our professional consultants in Boston. 

Many changes have been made in an effort 
to improve over last year's program. During Feb- 
ruary Week, an orientation took place to provide 
our group with some background knowledge and 
understanding of the Rosebud Reservation (South 
Dakota) and Indian culture, including lectures, 
discussions, museum trips, crafts work, and read- 
ing. The schedule is arranged so as to take best 
advantage of the Abbot calendar. Students will 
miss the last week of classes of Winter Term, the 
examination period, and the two and one-half 
weeks of Spring vacation. They will return with 
the Rosebud girls for the start of Spring Term. 
The Rosebud girls will hopefully stay in the homes 
of day students here, enabling them to experi- 
ence living with a New England family, and will 
be in Andover until April 21. 

Once again the exchange is with the Todd 
County High School and the St. Francis Mission 
High School. The Abbot girls will live in Indian 
homes on the Reservation, attend the schools, 
and take trips to nearby points of interest. 
Events being planned for the Abbot half of the 
program will hopefully offer opportunities for all 
to benefit and learn from the exchange. 

(Photo above) B. Goyer, K. Gass, B. Park, P. Bliss, 
R. Jackson. 

(Photo below) Don Gordon in orientation session 
with Abbot's delegates to Rosebud Reservation 
during February Week 


FORUM MAI LB AC. reaction 

Editor's note: We hope some of the questions raised in letters received early in the fall by the Alumnae 
Office and Trustees are answered elsewhere in this Forum. 

Dear Mr. Gordon: October 20, 1972 

Although I cannot attend Fall Alumnae Days at Abbot, I want to express my thoughts on the new wave, 
i.e., merger at Abbot. 

My feelings are mixed. I always felt that there was a special integrity to being an Abbot girl. A t times it was 
difficult to validate yourself under the shadow of Andover's surmised supremacy. We, at Abbot, seemed to 
have excellent "basics" and produce as qualified, productive graduates as P. A. with all its super facilities. 
It saddens me a little that we have to become a part of that shadow. This does not mean that I do not en- 
dorse the decision. I want Abbot to survive and to continue as a first-rate institution. These compromises 
are always sobering for one's ideals. 

One facet of the merger which I hope will become a reality is that of co-education. By this statement, I 
mean, altering the attitude of most of these male-institutions-go-coed situations: "We're still a boys' school, 
but we're letting girls in. "NO. This masculine bombast has always been one of the most negative features of 
Phillips Andover. The inflated egos of PA. students will hopefully be rationally diminished by the 
presence of fine, individualistic females. It will not do to continue making girls feel they are getting an 
"equal education but..." and the boys are getting "the finest education and...". Certainly, maintain the 
real differences between the sexes, but try to make an education at Phillips Academy one in which each sex 
grows to appreciate and respect the other. 

I am sure this year is going to continue to be enthralling and frustrating for all concerned. 

This merger is basically a fine idea. 


Nancy H. Roberts '68 

Dear Myndie: October 13, 1972 

Well, the Abbot which we knew and loved has now progressed into a new phase! 

I do think you who have been working with this new plan of coordination with P. A. have done a magnifi- 
cent job. That last letter from the Alumnae Trustees is a masterpiece! 

And what of you? You have been so loyal in your support of this new step for A.A. You must feel so re- 
lieved that it is all achieved and so successfully. One of the best decisions has been to keep Carolyn 
Goodwin as Dean of P. A. As I wrote to Phil Allen, that "guarantees the incorporation of the best of 
Abbot's traditions into the new school" which is what all who love Abbot really want. . . 

Harriet E. McKee 
(Former Faculty Member) 

Dear Ms. Sullivan: December 25, 1972 Dear Jane: October 22, 1972 

. . .must come back for a look-see since it sounds, I am, of course, intensely interested in what is 

from what has been mailed and forwarded to going to happen to Abbot. I think much of the 

me - it truly does sound like Abbot is exploding, plan sounds very good - but do we have to scrap 

expanding, developing, and all of a sudden reach- the name that so many girls have loved for so 

ing out for a true dimension - am thrilled, to say many years? It seems to me that we should keep 

the least! as much of the traditions and standards as possible 

Sincerely, to carry on into this changing world. 

Patricia Earhart '53 Cordially, 

Sally T. Knox '09 


Dear Jane: 

October 2, 1972 

Dear Miss Sullivan: 

What should we name the coalition prep school? 
It's so obvious it may never occur.. .why — with 
hyphen of course - nothing but Phillips- Abbot 
Academy. ...My vote is for Phillips-Abbot - even 
so, "Ave at que vale" Abbot. 


Catherine Leach '15 

Please register me as an enthusiastic supporter of 
the Andover - Abbot merger if you are taking any 
counts on 'Alumnae reactions. " 


Beverley D. Armsden '66 

Dear Alumnae Association: 

October 7,1972 

In response to your release of September 22, I have had anger and sorrow — not at the combining of the 
Academies, but at the loss of Abbot's venerable identity by eradication of her name. How can I be proud 
to state — "I attended Phillips Academy" -? What's wrong with a hyphenated name? She means a great 
deal to me, was what I needed in late teens, and contributed to several character structures which I 
realized later and for which I'm still grateful. I have no animosity to the fact of coeducation; my ire is 
entirely to the exclusion of Abbot's name from the new formation — already it affects my sense of obliga- 
tion to nurture something to which I have a filial attachment. It just won't be my Abbot any more! 

With sincerity, 

Dear Mr. Gordon and Anne C Whiner y ' 22 

Abbot Trustees: September 29, 1972 

I cannot possibly tell you how excited I am 
about the PA. merger. The decision was reached 
after much long thought, I know, but I can't help 
but wish this had happened ten years ago (or that 
I were ten years younger). What an advancement 
for everyone's education! 

I have realized only recently how good my 
Abbot education was, and how fortunate I was to 
be able to attend such a fine school. . . 

Also, please congratulate Miss Goodwin for me - 
what a great promotion for her! She certainly 
deserves it. 


Weezie Huntington '67 

To Whom It May Concern: 

So many of my friends and classmates are upset 
that Abbot has been, as they say, swallowed up by 
Phillips and lost her identity that I am writing to 
say that I, for one, am delighted that Abbot has 
taken this step forward. 

Times change and we must change too or be left 
behind. The name "Abbot" we will always love 
and honor, but the new educational benefits far 
outweigh the importance of a name. 

Here's to a wonderful future for our old school 


Marion Kimball Bigelow '21 


September 27, 1972 

Complete joining of Abbot Academy and Phillips Academy is the only solution to present and future 
problems. There are, however, some things that must, as I am sure you know, be considered. From the 
tone of your letter I gather that in the legal sense this is an acquisition and not a merger, therefore the prob- 
lem of what to call the new school. If P. A. decided to go coed, Abbot would lose all students. This seems to 
be the problem, therefore acquisition. How can you, though, phase out Abbot Academy? This is just what 
you seem to be doing. . .There must be some way to preserve the Abbot name. When the members of the 
class of 1973 at Abbot Academy have died, so indeed will Abbot. 

The keeping of the Abbot name seems to be the problem that has been constantly mentioned. There seems 
to be a reason for this and you are not telling the Alumnae what it is. This is unfair and you should not treat 
us as a group of helpless females. Perhaps the truth should be told. 

Katherine E. Abler '65 


Dear Jane Sullivan: 

...I am absolutely crushed to think I have lived to 
see Abbot's demise. That is what it amounts to, 
isn't it? Apparently even the campus will not be 
saved nor the name except for a plaque or on a 

What a sad end for a school that has had a proud 
record for one hundred and forty three years....! 
really think that I was prouder of being an Abbot 
girl than Wheaton. I highly approved of certain 
joint classes with Phillips - and it too is an old 
and outstanding school, so at least there's that to 
be thankful for. 


Marion Swan Parnell '21 

Alumnae Office 
Abbot Academy 
Andover, Mass. 

Western Union 

October 18, 1972 

Wholeheartedly support your decision to combine 
with Phillips Andover Academy. I am convinced 
that this will be in best interest of boys and girls 
who will attend new school and I am sure Abbot 
heritage will be in safer hands if we have confid- 
ence in the future and all work to make the new 
school an exciting and challenging contribution 
to our world stop I was President of the Class 

Margaret MacDonald Vester '24 

Dear Myndie: September 27, 1972 

When I received your joint letter I did feel like the other shoe had dropped, because this has been in the 
wind for so long. However, several points are not made clear at all. 

What is to become of Abbot's property? 
Where does Mr. Gordon fit into the new order of things? 
And why, for heaven 's sake, can 't Abbot's name be included? 
Are they afraid they'll have to print new stationery? 

PA. was too big when I was at Abbot. I shudder to think of it now. 

I have a little background for this, my husband having taught in both public and private (day) school 
We've had two mergers recently in the area, Loomis-Chaffee and Kingswood-Oxford. The latter, with 
property much farther away from Kingswood than Abbot's [from Andover] , has kept its campus, kept its 
name, and managed a successful coordination. Why can 't Abbot? 

...I am saddened to think that we are about to lose all identity. 

Margie Travis At twood '44 

Dear Fellow Alumnae: 

September 27, 1972 

It is beautiful to see the dedication and concern in you, our faithful representatives at Abbot, devoting so 
very much of your time and effort to new and drastic changes, that a generation ago, or much less, would 
have been inconceivable. As the tempo of life and the world increases, how fortunate we are to find people 
of stability and imagination and dedication to the highest principles, who are willing to be in the middle of 
the area of decision and take such responsibility with true concern for the best possible outcome. 

May any uncertainty and any hesitation call forth the highest good in this situation. May the complete 
combining of Abbot and Phillips Academies bring into birth a new school, not only combining the good 
points of both schools, but manifesting a new and better field of education, even beyond the vision of 
most of us. May everyone involved in the new changes, and everyone concerned who watches on the side- 
lines, be benefited by the spirit of truth and goodness - the Spirit of God - moving through this time and 
scene of change. 

Most sincerely yours, 
Susan Ripley Ward '28 


Fellow Alumnae and Friends: 

October 19, 1972 

On the subject of the Abbot - Andover merger, it's time for all of us to rally around to give suggestions, 
criticisms, and courage to those who have made this most important of decisions regarding the future of 
Abbot Academy!! Although I am not without some sentimental misgivings, 1 find when I examine them 
that they concern elements of my personal experience with Abbot: such things as friendships and happy 
times. Each Abbot student has such personal memories and the changes incumbent in the merger will not 
preclude each future student from forming her own, as well. We must not allow ourselves to be fettered by 
the feeling that sentiment, and those gentle experiences we recall, would be eliminated from Abbot life by 
this change, because they fust plain won 't be! 

We would, I know, agree that Abbot's most important role has been and continues to be to provide an 
excellent experience, the broadest possible experience, in education for those young women fortunate 
enough to attend the school. However, pride in excellence, and myths of excellence, must not conceal the 
fact that excellence in all areas of school activity has been in some cases more illusion than reality in the 
not-too distant past. 

Also, standards of excellence change as demands upon human beings - specifically upon young women — 
change, and let's face it: those demands have changed immensely even (perhaps I should say especially) in 
the eleven years since I left Abbot. I submit that if Abbot is to maintain in fact her most profound tradition 
of excellence in this ever-changing world, the school must change too - and I can't think of a change with 
more potential for excellence in every facet of student existence than the one we are now considering; 

Most sincerely, 

Sybil Smith Smith '61 


News from the Alumnae President 

Un Wednesday, January 10, 1973, the Alum- 
nae Association Board met with our Alumnae 
Trustees — Beverly Brooks Floe, Mary Dooley 
Bragg and Abby Castle Kemper. 

It was unanimously voted that the two Asso- 
ciations be joined into a single organization be- 
ginning in the '73-'74 school year, and that the 
names of both schools be incorporated in the name 
of the new organization, for example: The Ando- 
ver-Abbot Alumni Association of Phillips Aca- 
demy. This recommendation has been sent to 
The Executive Committee of the Council of the 
Andover Alumni Association and steps are being 
taken to carry out these proposals. You will hear 
more as the plans develop. 

The Board sent the following letter to the mem- 
bers of the Board of Trustees of Phillips Academy: 


The Abbot Academy Alumnae Board met on 
January 10, 1973. At the meeting, the Board 
examined many expressions of disappointment 
that the name of Abbot will not be incorporated 
in the title of the new school at this time. This 
led to a decision to convey their concern to you. 

However, we trust that the traditions of Abbot 
will be perpetuated to the maximum extent. The 
proposed Abbot Foundation, the Abbot cluster 
and the representation of Abbot in the administra- 
tion, faculty and the Board of Trustees give evid- 
ence of such continuity. We hope that further 
manifestations will be possible. 

We would like to assure you of our support and 
enthusiasm for the new school and extend our 
best wishes for its success. 

Sincerely yours, 

Anne Russell Loring 


Abbot Alumnae Association 

We are happy that Jane Sullivan and Dine Di- 
Clemente will remain in Morton House — our 
Alumnae "home away from home". Morton House 
will be retained and will have on display our 
treasures: pictures, furniture, books, rings, and 
class mementos. 

After six hours, including a delicious luncheon, 
we came out of the meeting still hoping to have 
the name "Abbot" incorporated in the new 
school, but if this is not possible we will have 
an Abbot Cluster on our campus, an Abbot 
Academy Association to further girls' and faculty's 
educational needs, and Abbot Trustees serving on 
the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees. As one 
of our group said, "Everything today is changing 
and we are glad to be a part of it". 

What all of us cherish are our own memories of 
good friends, good times, rules, a beautiful campus 
surrounding a Circle, popovers and heavenly goo, 
and the Bondes' Alumnae Day Buffet. Abbot's 
traditions, our life there and, consequently, our 
preparation for life are what we shall always 
remember. The name "Abbot" is not that im- 
portant in the new school. We can keep the 
name in our memories and we can come back 
to visit the Abbot Cluster and Morton House, 
and support the Abbot Academy Association and 
be very proud to say we are a part — a very 
vital part of the new school. We shall watch 
intently every year of its growth and wish it all 

I am looking forward to seeing as many of you 
as possible on Alumnae Day. 

Anne Russell Loring 
Alumnae Association President 




(Back row) Nancy Lockhart, Marion Pease, Ann Joyce. 
Carol Pease. Missing, Ann Dewey 

TAMI BODENRADER - Sister of Bonnie Boden- 
rader, 1969, and Robyn Bodenrader, 1972. 

MARY BROADDUS - Sister of Amy Broaddus, 
1972, and Laura Broaddus, 1975. 

LISA BURNS - Niece of Cathleen Burns Elmer, 
1935; cousin of Sally Burns Beckwith, 1936, 
Nancy Burns McArdle, 1937, Nancy McArdle 
Worthen, 1965, Susan McArdle, 1969, and Sara 
Bowen, 1970. 

SUSAN CAVERLY - Sister of Pamela Caverly, 
1972; cousin of Caroline Ames Caverly, 1879. 

ELIZABETH COGAN - Sister of Ruth Cogan, 

ESTHER COOK - Sister of Brett Cook, 1972. 

MARTHA DANIELS - Great-granddaughter of 
Ellen Walkley Beach, 1888. 

ANN DEWEY - Daughter of Jane Kenah Dewey, 
1948, sister of Jane Dewey, 1972; niece of Ethel 
Kenah Bowman, 1952. 

MARGARET DOWNS - Cousin of Deborah 
Downs, 1965, and Sarah Downs, 1966. 

(Front row) Francesco Woodman, Anita Thomas, 

PAMELA EATON - Granddaughter of Mildred 
Frost Eaton, 1919; grandniece of Gertrude Nelb 
Gallant, 1917, Elizabeth Eaton Merrick, 1923; 
niece of Charlotte Eaton Burr, 1942; cousin 
of Carol Paradise Decker, 1944, and Polly Para- 
dise Russell, 1951. 

CHARLOTTE GIFFORD - Sister of Elizabeth 
Gifford, 1969, and Linda Gifford, 1974; niece 
of Anisia Allen Gifford, 1952. 

DANA HOROWITZ - Sister of Linda Horowitz, 

MEREDITH HOWLAND - Sister of Leslie How- 
land, 1974. 

ANN JOYCE - Daughter of Ann Robinson 
Joyce, 1948. 

PAULA KAZAROSIAN - Sister of Marsha Kaza- 
rosian, 1974. 

MARGUERITE KENT - Sister of Elizabeth Kent, 

ELLEN KITTREDGE - Cousin of Carolyn Crane, 



Nyce Kittredge, 1953. 


ler, 1972. 

Niece of Cornelia 

Sister of Jane Kranz- 

NANCY LOCKHART - Daughter of Dorothy 
Heidrich Lockhart, 1939. 

WENDY MATTHEWS- Sister of Valerie Matthews 
Andrews, 1958. 

SHARON NAHILL - Sister of Jeanne Nahill, 

DIANE NICOLOSI - Sister of Rosemary Nicolo- 
si, 1975. 

LISA PARKE - Sister of Marna Parke, 1972. 

CAROL PEASE - Sister of Marion Pease, 1973; 
granddaughter of Barbara Moore Pease, 1912; 
great-granddaughter of Martha Hart Moore, 1889; 
cousin of Belinda Pease, 1974. 

MARION PEASE - Sister of Carol Pease, 1975; 
granddaughter of Barbara Moore Pease, 1912; 
great-granddaughter of Martha Hart Moore, 1889; 
cousin of Belinda Pease, 1974. 

CAROL PENNINK - Sister of Elizabeth Pennink, 

PRISCILLA PERRY - Cousin of Priscilla Chap- 
man Schroeder, 1927. 

PHEBE PRESCOTT - Sister of Mary Prescott, 

ELIZABETH SNELLING - Sister of Adrienne 
Snelling, 1970, and Marjorie Snelling, 1973. 

DEBORAH STAHL - Sister of Susan Stahl, 1974. 

ANITA THOMAS - Daughter of Edna Grieco 
Thomas, 1951; cousin of Alda Grieco Cesarini, 
1941, Joanne Sapienza, 1968, and Claudia Comins, 

MEGAN THOMAS - Cousin of Tracy Adams, 

Anda, 1969. 

Sister of Jennifer Van 

FRANCESCA WOODMAN - Granddaughter of 
Josephine Walker Woodman, 1916; niece of Susan 
Woodman McSherry, 1937, and Mary Woodman 
O'Hagan, 1939. 

Woodworth, 1973. 

JESSICA ZIEGLER - Sister of Natalie Ziegler, 


CLAUDIA COMINS, '71 - Dean's List - Wheaton 

LYNN MARSDEN, '68 - B.A. cum laude - Lake 
Forest College. 


laude — Connecticut College. 

DEBORAH WEBSTER, '68 - B.A. cum laude - 
Barnard College. 

JACQUELINE WEI MINTZ, '54 - Associate 
Provost — Yale University. 

MARGARET WILDE, '67 - B.A. cum laude - 
Barnard College. 

MARIE BARATTE of the French Department is 
the subject of this poster heralding a show at 
Wesleyan University by Abbot Photography teach- 
er WENDY SNYDER MacNEIL. Mrs. MacNeil's 
show consists of material presently in preparation 
for her new book, Biographies. 



1894 Florence Merrill (Mrs. Renick S. Featherston) 

1895 Blanche Hall (Mrs. Ernest P. Fuller) 
1897 Marion Priest (Mrs. Erford Fuller) 

1900 Grace Greenleaf (Mrs. William B. Young) 

M. Lottie Redford 

1903 Edith Burnham (Mrs. Arthur O. Roberts) 

1905 Mabel Wardwell (Mrs. Perrin C. Newell) 

1906 Mary Jordan (Mrs. S. Carlisle Goodrich) 
Lulu McDuffie 

1907 Lillian Laubham (Mrs. Ff. Bradford Lewis) 
1909 Marjorie Burns (Mrs. William Dumas) 
1914 Marie Winsor (Mrs. Theodore F. Appleby) 

Laura Marland 

1922 Dorothy Williams (Mrs. Allen Davidson) 

1923 Ethel Goodwin (Mrs. Ethel G. Roberts) 

1926 Florence MacDougall (Mrs. Perry S. Ranney) 

1927 Eleanor Gordon (Mrs. John F. Eberhardt) 

1929 Helen Hurlburt (Mrs. Lee J. Whittles) 

1933 Virginia Scheuer (Mrs. Virginia Gaines) 

1935 Ruth Hollands (Mrs. Harold Ranger, Jr.) 

Past Mrs. Paul C. DeGavre 



August 25, 


August 6, 


February 1, 


January 28, 


September 1 1, 


April 19, 


June 12, 


Reported deceased January, 


October 29, 


Reported de 

ceased January, 


December 10, 


December 24, 


November 22, 


Reported de 

ceased October, 


December 24, 


June 6, 


Reported deceased September, 


Reported deceased November, 


June 30, 


January 1, 


'Mrs. De" 

Many former Abbot students will be saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Paul DeGavre at her home 
in Chatham, Massachusetts. She had been ill for several years. Mrs. DeGavre, known affectionately to 
all as "Mrs. De," came to Abbot in 1952 to teach Latin. She was Chairman of the Latin Department 
at the time of her retirement in 1970. Mrs. De's loyal sense of her professional duties, and her some- 
times unexpected anecdotes and personal reminiscences, sustained many Latin students through the 
rigors of Veni, Vidi, Vici. 










Olive French Sherman and Stanley R. Bublik 

Janet Craig Edwards and Walter Pattillo 

Barbara Goddard Theg and C. L. Dickey 

Drusilla Flather Colby and Richard Farley 

Judith Warren and Bradford D. Pitman 

Joy Partridge and William Grisman 

Valerie Crane and Donald Sten, M. D. 

Karla Haartz and Henry Rulon-Miller 

Cynthia Kimball and Richard L. Merriam 

Dale Barraclough and William W. Staniar 

Carol Couch and John L. Adams 

Hope Parson and Karl B. Heister 

Marjorie Strauss and Morten Nilsen 

Mauricia Alvarez and James L. McConaughy, III 

Barbara Slaymaker and J. Russell Sale 

Lonnie Somers and William S. Stowe 

Barbara Timken and Daniel R. Quinn 

Elizabeth Bonan and Paul Bertin-Boussu 

Diana Bonnifield and Donald W. Jillie, Jr. 

Diane DeNuccio and Frederic Cantor 

Candace Eidam and John D. Spence 

Barbara Ainslie and Matteo Sittembini 

Barbara Camp and Jon Roselle 

Mary Coughlan and Stephen G. Blechman 

Juliana Crane and Clifford C. Johanson, II 

Sally Hamm and John L. Freiling 

Hollis Hebbel and Norman Leong 

Katharine Nelson and Jonathan Harris 

Karen Sawyer and Mark R. Wilford 

Katharine Boynton and Herbert R. Williams 

Marilyn Dow and John J. Moriarty, II 

Susan Gurganus and Kim Drackett 

Karen Giesemann and Richard S. Luff man 

January 9, 


January 20, 


January 12 


August 5 


July 4 




August 26 


July 7 


October 21 


August 23 


June 30 


July 22 


September 16 

, 1972 

August 24 

, 1972 

December 23 

, 1972 

January 16 

, 1972 

July 29 

, 1972 


, 1972 

June 21 

, 1972 

July 31 

, 1971 

December 30 

, 1972 

June 19 

, 1971 


, 1972 

June 18 

, 1972 

June 10 

, 1972 

February 17 


June 17 


June 17 



Alumnae News 



The class extends its sympathy to LOUISE 
THOMPSON COTTRELL whose husband 
died last May. 

)-i [T ELIZABETH LEACH is vice-president of the 
1 ^J Boston Branch of the National League of 
American Penwomen. 

HO Reunion Co-Chairmen: IRENE ATWOOD, 

XO 260 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02116 and 

Mrs. Francis S. Fuller (LOUISE J. BACON), 

10 Emerson Place, Apt. 20H, Boston, Mass. 02114. 

The class extends its sympathy to KATHARINE 
RIGHTER JENKINS whose husband died in 

9 / ^f\ The class extends its sympathy to MIRIAM 
ROWELL BARNES whose husband died 
recently after a long illness. 

Isyj OLIVE HOWARD VANCE reports the birth 
£i£ of her third great-grandchild and first great- 
granddaugh ter. 

ALICE TOWER KIRKBY has returned home 
after 10 months in a nursing home following a 
very serious automobile accident. 

J/^^ Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Brooks Whitehouse 
^O ( ANNE DARLING), 152 Foreside Rd., Cum- 
berland Foreside, Me. 04110. 

I^SZ DOROTHY BEELEY MARSH is still teach- 
£^j ing and playing the violin. Her string quartet 
recently gave an all-Russian program com- 
plete with Russian refreshments. She has a one- 
year-old grandson. 

I^S KITTY CLAY SAWYER'S husband has been 

£jj given "The Green Honors Chair" as visiting 

professor at Texas Christian University in 

Ft. Worth. They will be there from January 

through May. 

'■043 Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Stephen G. William- 
^O son, Jr. (ELEANOR LEECH), 21 Creighton 
St., Providence, R.I. 02906. 

^^C\ News Secretaries: Mrs. Harold F. Howe 
£7 (BARBARA FOLK), 7811 Portosueno Ave., 
Palma Sola Park, Bradenton, Florida, and 
GRACE STEPHENS, 100 Egypt Lane, East Hamp- 
ton, L. I., N. Y. Send your news to them. 

KITTY COOK HOWLAND collaborated with 
Sue Luby on a yoga textbook which will 
be published in the spring by Prentice-Hall. 


9 ^ "^ Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Warhis Shaw (JANE 

%)%) B. RITCHIE), 125 Underwood Ave., War- 
wick, R. I. 02888. 


full-time librarian in Hingham, Mass., and is re- 
covering from a broken leg. Her daughter and 

son-in-law have just returned from 3 years' Navy 
duty in Hawaii. 

J ^ J" News Secretary: Mrs. William B. Elmer 

KATY BURNS ELMER'S new address is: The 
Rose Cottage, 2 Chestnut Street, Andover, Mass. 
01810. Last spring Ned graduated from Dexter 
School, Brookline, first in his class (primus). 
He also won the Kennard Award given every 
year to the boy with the highest average in the 
school, the Latin prize (second year in a row) and 
the Dexter "D" for proficiency in basketball 
and ice hockey. He is now a Prep at Phillips 
Andover. Bill, an illuminating engineer and invent- 
or active in the space program, is still trying 
(unsuccessfully) to retire. Katy keeps busy picking 
the dough out of her rings (a recent poll shows 
she is the last surviving American female to bake 
her own bread), working on a book presently 
calcified at Page 100, and writing book reviews 
for the TV. Y. Times and the Herald Traveler-Record 


Reunion Chairman: Mrs. William R. Maier 
(JEAN A. CROSS), 12 Solebury Mountain 
Rd., New Hope, Bucks County, Penn. 1 8938. 

^tvr resigned as Pastor of the Rockport Congre- 
gational Church after having served there for 
fifteen years. He will serve as Interim Director of 
the Craigville (Mass.) Conference Center of the 
United Church of Christ until next September. 
Myndie has been named a trustee of Phillips Aca- 
demy and continues her work as co-ordinator of 
the Executive Committee of the Alumnae Presi- 
dent's Council. Steve, 23, has his own Custom 
Wood Furniture business, and Phil, 20, has just 
finished a stint with the Naval Air Reserve. 

J A "| The class will be sorry to learn that NANCY 
t1 KELLEY PARK'S mother died last July. 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Gordon P. McCouch 
(BETTYE RUTHERFORD), 72 Alcott Rd., 
Concord, Mass. 01742. 

This is a last chance for a real, old Abbot 
Reunion and we hope to top all records for 
attendance on May 12th. Plans are still tentative, 
but I hope classmates and husbands will for- 
gather at Abbot for the Alumnae activities and 
then go on to my home in Concord, Mass. for 
relaxation and supper. The success of any such 
planning depends entirely on people. Plan to be at 
Abbot on May 12th. More word of the great day 
is coming. Save the date and contact your Abbot 
roommate and friends. 



J a s News Secretary: Mrs. Myron Friedman (MA- 
40 RIAN TROUB), 42 Concord St., West Hart- 
ford, Conn. 01619. 

1A ^ EDITH FLATHER SWAN'S husband was a 
^1 y consultant for the British Ministry of De- 
fense last summer. Following that, they 
attended a conference in Russia. Their daughter, 
Melanie, is 4 years old. 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Howard Detmer 

ing Rd., Falmouth Foreside, Me. 04105. 


A. degree in education last June from American 
International College in Springfield, Mass. Her 
daughter, Wendy is a nursing student at Spring- 
field Medical Center and Daniel is in the 8th 
grade at Williston-Northampton School. 

J(^/\News Secretary: Mrs. David M. Lamb (MA- 
Ovl RY BIXBY), Sweet Hill Rd., RFD 3, Box 
172,Plaistow, N. H. 03865. 

News Secretary: Mrs. David Ridings (NAN- 
CY BENTLEY), 223 Brattle Rd., Syracuse, 
N.Y. 13203. Send your news to her. 

DEBBIE SNOVER EVANS is now living in 
New York City after having lived in Europe 
since her marriage fifteen years ago. 

Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Gerard B. Town- 
send (POLLY S. JACKSON), Proctor St., 
Manchester, Mass. 01944. 



We are delighted to have news of JULIE VAN 
EMAN YOCHIM. She was married in 1961 to 
Raoul Yochim, a graduate of Yale and the 
University of Pennsylvania Law School. They 
have three sons, Dierk, 10, Peter, 8, and Jona- 
than, 4. 


BETSY HARMAN has been made a Lieuten- 
ant Commander in the Navy, and is working 
in Washington in the Navy Congressional 
Liaison office. 


BETSY PARKER POWELL had a third child 
and second daughter, Elizabeth Everett, July 
30, 1972. She joins Parker Davis, 7, and 
Clare Madeline, 5. 


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9 C^7 News Secretary: Mrs. John E. Moughty, 
\J i Jr., (LYNNE McLAUGHLIN), Cedar Lane, 
Ridgefield, Conn. 06877. 

J C*Q ReunionChairman: Mrs. Robert Hyde 
l)0 (FAITH P. WHITE), 85 Woodlawn St., Ham- 
den, Conn. 06517. 


^JS announces the birth of Sarah Keith, a sister 
for Carrie, July 31, 1972. Holly writes, 
"We had a small '59 reunion here in Oxford last 
husband, Trevor, have been here several years, but 
have now returned to Canada. On July 4th, 
ELSIE KELLOGG MORSE, husband, Doug, and 
children, Perry, 4, and Juliet, U/2, arrived to spend 
a sabbatical year in Oxford from the University of 
Maryland. The three of us got together several 
times when we were all here. Sandy and I had a 
reunion with Miss Friskin one day in July." 

1/Lf\ GINNY PRATT AGAR has a son, Carter 
vJvJ Pratt, who was born in August. 

MARY-CANDACE SMITH is teaching in Sydney, 



a second child, Joel Hall, June 6th. Her 

husband completed his M.B.A. with honors 

at Boston University and is now employed as a 

financial analyst at Unionmutual in Portland. 

LORING LOW is regional sales manager for 
Howard Johnson's, and is living in Cambridge. 

9 Ss~% VALERIE CRANE STEN received a Ph.D. in 
\j ^ educational psychology from Fordham Univ- 
ersity last June. Her husband is a senior 
medical resident at the University of California 
in San Francisco. 

very busy in real estate development in Paoli, 
Pa. Nancy writes, "We have a one-year-old daugh- 
ter, Sage Anne, and a lovely new home with 
lots of space. I'm busy trying to decorate it. 
with son, Flip, over Thanksgiving— looking great." 

J^l *5 Reunion Co-Chairmen: Mrs. Peter B. Robin- 

OO son (SHARON L. SEECHE), 4 Anderson 

Lane, Westford, Mass. 01886, and Mrs. Henry 

G. Rulon-Miller (KARLA HAARTZ), Constitution 

Hill, Princeton, N. J. 08540. 

KAREN FLACK BONNELL announces the birth 
of a son, Charles Howarth, Aug. 16, 1972. 

"I don't think I can attend the reunion. Mark and 
I are living in New York where he is working for 
Caltex Petroleum Co., and I am getting my 


master's in special education at Bank Street 
College of Education. I love my program and am 
particularly interested in learning disabilities. In 
September we will go overseas — Southeast Asia 
and Australia are possibilities. We'll live 2 years 
in one country then 2 years in another. Would 
love to see any '63ers in the NYC area. 

graduated from the Milwaukee University School 
and Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in en- 
gineering from Purdue, and is associated with 
Arthur D. Little of Cambridge. 

ANITA MILLER WHITE has 2 children, Caroline, 
2 1 /2, and Tobin, 1. 

MEG POWER is finishing her Ph.D. thesis at 
M.I.T. on urban politics in 3 state governments. 
She writes, "I'm anxious to get out and really 
work on the stuff I've been talking about so 

SANDE PRICE BISHOP'S husband is a fellow in 
cardiology at Johns Hopkins University. They 
have 2 daughters, Crisse, 5, and Cami, 3V2. 

EILEEN SCHOCK LASPA'S first child is due in 

SHARON SEECHE ROBINSON writes, "I've heard 
from several who are planning to attend reunion: 
ANITA SCHENCK with her husband and 2 
children, and I will be there if the arrival of 
#1 child does not prevent my presence. I live in 
the woods of Westford, Mass. I am the head of a 
small graphics design business and also teach. 
My husband is a lawyer. I hope many of you will 
make a real effort to come on May 12th." 

transferred from Baltimore to Arizona in July. 
In June they are headed for Africa "to check 
out zebras and such!" 

a daughter, was born the day of the Harvard- 
Yale football game. Iris went back to her teaching 
in January. 

V^xband is a graduate of Deerfield and Dickin- 
son College. He is assistant to the admin- 
istrator of government contracts in New York City. 

birth of a son, David Lyman, July 25, 1972. 

tions Department Manager for the San Francisco 
office of Government Employees Ins. Co. She 
writes, "I enjoy the job as it is quite varied. I 
have even learned to run the switchboard." 

ELISSA WRIGHT is living in Noank, Conn., and 
working on a master's degree in music at Connec- 
ticut College. 

1/LSZ BETSY GIBLIN is engaged to Anthony 
vJ%J Jones of Taunton, Somerset, England, Betsy 
taught in the public schools of Baltimore, 
and spent 16 months in the Peace Corps in Uganda. 
Tony is a graduate of St. Andrews University, 
Scotland, and was a British volunteer teacher for 
2M2 years in Uganda. He is presently studying in 
England in the field of education. 

HOPE PARSON HEISTER'S husband is a gradu- 
ate of Mt. Hermon School and Colgate University. 
Hope graduated from Boston University. 

Alicia Carrington, born September 26th. Alicia 
runs a play school in Louisville, Ky., and her 
husband is associated with a local law firm. 

just received his Ph.D. in theoretical chemical 
physics from the Univ. of California and is work- 
ing at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. 

Norwegian major at the University of Washington, 
and Marjorie is in graduate school there. They 
plan to move to British Columbia this summer. 


will graduate from Fordham Law School in May. 
Her daughter, Mary, was 3 in September. 

MARGARET WARSHAW BRILL is in her second 
year at Boston University Law School, and her 
husband is at Harvard Business School. 



'husband is a graduate of Wesleyan. He is a 
professional performer of Indian music. 

BEV ARMSDEN is assistant to the Financial 
Aid Director at Brown University. 

doctoral candidate in history of art at the Univ- 
ersity of Pennsylvania. They are living in Florence, 

LONNIE SOMERS STOWE'S husband is a gradu- 
ate of Dennison, received his master's from the 
University of Wisconsin, and is now studying 
at Boston University Law School. Lonnie is a 
guidance counsellor in the Taunton (Mass.) schools. 

BARBARA TIMKEN QUINN'S husband is a grad- 
uate of Amherst College and is now an architec- 
ture student. 

>/^7News Secretary: VICTORIA BENNETT, 21 
\J £ Canterbury Apts., RD 2, Essex Junction, 
Vt. 05452. 

FAITH BEANE is engaged to Patrick Francois 


Lecaque of Paris, France. He attended schools 
in France, the USSR, and Bulgaria, and is present- 
ly finishing courses at the Central European 
Languages School at the Sorbonne. He is the 
author of Art of the Second Kingdom due for 
publication in July. Faith graduated from Stan- 
ford last June, majoring in Russian language and 
studies, having spent a year at the School of 
Ballet in Moscow. They will be married in Ris 
Orangis, France, and will do graduate work in 

graduate in June from INSEAD, the European 
Institute of Business Administration in Paris. 
He has received the degree of Ingenieur des Arts et 
Manufactures from L'Ecole Generale des Arts and 
Mehiers in Paris, and has participated in the pro- 
gram of the Institution of International Education 
under the auspices of the United Nations Organ- 
ization in New York. NANCY POROSKY HARRIS 
was matron of honor at the wedding. Nancy is 
teaching at the Friends' School in Plymouth Meet- 
ing, Pa., and her husband teaches 4th grade at 
Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, Pa. Their 
son, Christopher is Wz. 

DIANE DeNUCCIO CANTOR'S husband, a gradu- 
ate of Boston University, is in real estate in 
Fishkill, N. Y. 

DORSEY GREEN received an M.A. from Bowl- 
ing Green State University Li August. She majored 
in college student personnel. She is assistant 
director of residence at Albion College. 

WEEZIE HUNTINGTON is at the University of 
Wyoming Graduate School getting an M.A. in 
environmental geography and loves it. From April 
to July she worked for Arizona River Runners 
(raft trips through the Grand Canyon). While 
she was in Stanley, Idaho, this summer, she met 
CATHY HOOVER - another Abbot coincidence! 

LIZ RUDMAN writes, "I spent a few years 
at Wellesley, took some time off and did com- 
munity organizing in Philadelphia. I graduated 
from New York University, and am presently 
a first-year student at the George Washington 
University Law School." 

MARGARET WILDE graduated from Barnard 
last June with a B.A. in French. She is attend- 
ing the Sorbonne this year. 

>/LQ Reunion Chairman: SHIRLEY R. SULLI- 

UO VAN, 84 Gardner St., Allston, Mass. 02134. 

News Secretary: MARCIA OWEN, 240 Michigan 
Ave., #B-5, East Lansing, Michigan. 48823. 

PAULA ATWOOD majored in Latin American 
studies at Barnard where she received a B.A. degree 
last June. 

SUSAN BARTON will finish Goucher in June. 
She spent 3 weeks in Europe last summer. 

LYNN BLACK is an academic counselor at North- 
field-Mount Hermon School. She received a B.A. 
in religion from Connecticut. 

SUSAN BOLTON is working in Madison, Wisconsin 
for Bache & Co., a brokerage firm. 

BONNIE COOK received a B.A. in English litera- 
ture from Mt. Holyoke in June. She spent the 
fall building a dome in Maine. 

the University of Iowa with a B.A. in English. 
Stephen is doing graduate work in anthropology 
at the University of Iowa, and Mary is working 
at the University Hospitals in Iowa City. 

ANNETTE DAVIS is studying music at the Univ- 
ersity of California at Santa Barbara. She took 2 
years off and worked and traveled to South 
Africa and other places. 

TOBY DONDIS received a B.A. degree in art 
history from Boston University last June. She is 
in the Executive Training Program at Filene's 
in Boston and "loves it". 

ANN FINN received a B.A. in biology from 
Skidmore last January, and has been doing bio- 
logical research at the Worcester Foundation for 
Experimental Biology since last April. She entered 
Tufts Graduate School in February, and is work- 
ing for an M.A. in education. 

JOANNA FROST is at Graduate School at M.I.T. 
in the Master of Architecture degree program. 
She graduated from Wellesley with a B.A. in 
art history. 

SALLY HAMM FREILING'S husband is a gradu- 
ate of the University of Tennessee and works for 
Motors Insurance Corp., a subsidiary of General 
Motors. Sally graduated trom Vanderbilt Univer- 
sity School of Nursing with a BSN degree. She 
received a VA scholarship and a Tenn. education 
loan to attend Vanderbilt Graduate School in 
Med. -Surg. Nursing and will receive her master's 
in August, 1973. 

HOLLIS HEBBEL LEONG graduated from Smith 
with a B.A. in government. Hollis is attending the 
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts 
and Norman is at B.U. Graduate School of 
Social Work. 

CYNTHIA JOHNSON graduated from Middlebury 
with a B.A. in math. She spent the fall traveling 
in Europe. 

CHERYLINE LEWIS received a B.A. in dramatic 
literature from Washington Square College of 
New York University. 


LYNN MARSDEN majored in art history at Lake 
Forest College. She spent her last term studying 
in Athens, Turkey and the Greek Islands. She is 
working at the Harcus-Krakow Gallery in Boston. 

ANNE MOSES received a B.A. in fine arts from 
Mount Holyoke. She is studying this year at 
Ecole Cantonale des Beaux Arts et d'Art Applique 
in Lausanne, Switzerland. Anne has spent the 
past five summers in Greece and a good deal of 
time on the island of Samos working in studio — 
painting and drawing. 

the University of Rochester with a B.A. in 
English and psychology. She is working for an 
M.A. in the teaching of English at Teachers 
College, Columbia. Jonathan graduated from the 
University of Rochester in 1970, and is now at 
the State University of New York, Downstate 
Medical Center College of Medicine. 

MARCIA OWEN is a graduate student at Michigan 
State University. She received a B.A. in history 
from the University of New Hampshire. 

CAROLINE PAYNE received a B.A. in political 
science from Occidental College. She is working 
on community organization and investigation of 
the power structure in Los Angeles. She writes, 
"The assumption is that one is meaningless with- 
out fulfillment of the other." 

NANCY ROBERTS received a B.A. in English 
literature from Wellesley. She is now an assistant 
in development at the George School in Newtown, 

DIANE RUSSEL received a B.A. in anthropology 
and linguistics from Barnard in October. She 
traveled in Europe for three months, and is now 
working in New York at the Natural History 

KAREN SAWYER WILFORD'S husband graduated 
from the University of Michigan where he majored 
in zoology. Karen is employed as a medical 
secretary for two orthopedic surgeons in Ann 

MARGUERITE SCHNEPEL majored in studio 
art at the University of New Hampshire where 
she received a B.A. degree. She is continuing 
to study sculpture and woodworking there. 

MARTHA SHAPIRO graduated from Goucher 
with an A.B. in French. She is working in 

KAREN URIE graduated from Pine Manor Junior 
College with an A. A. in theater. She is now living 
in New York City, and is an assistant bond trader 
at E.I. Hutton, Inc. 

DEBORAH WEBSTER graduated from Barnard 
with a B.S. in Latin American studies and is 
teaching in Pueblo, Mexico, in a multi-language 

CATHERINE WELCH is traveling in Europe having 
graduated from the American University last May 
with a B.A. in history. She plans to enter 
graduate school in the fall of 1973. 

KATHERINE WIES graduated from Smith College 
with a B.A. in history. She is now studying at 
the B.U. School of Nursing. 


O/Wheaton College, Norton, Mass. 02766. 

graduate of Phillips Academy and John Hopkins 
University and is an engineer with the Turner 
Construction Co. Barbara Dow '65, Carolyn Dow 
'62, Alison Nourse '69 and Lynn Moriarty Lang- 
lois '62 were bridesmaids. 

is a senior at Dartmouth. 

1*]f\ News Secretary: VIRGINIA KNAPP, 438 

£ \J Jerusalem Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 02025. 

Since last reporting I have seen and heard from 
many members of our class. This summer found 
me traveling around the country by car and 
on the way I visited ANNE CROWLEY in Reho- 
both, Delaware. Anne has transferred to Occidental 
in Los Angeles. I saw SUE CLEVELAND in 
Houston, Texas where she now lives. She was 
working in a biology laboratory and enjoying it 
tremendously. Since then I have visited Sue in 
Princeton where she is playing on the field hockey 
team and majoring in biochemistry. She loves it. 
LYNNE D'ARCY is also there and apparently 
liking it also. She is a member of Charter Club. 
She reports that AMADEA KRAMER and ANGIE 
BEHRENDS are enjoying George Washington and 
that ANNE TAYLOR is working on Cape Cod. 
AMY BALDWIN, whom I saw this summer, is 
studying to be a nurse and is living in an apartment 
in San Francisco. She is happy as always. 

I talked to D. D. RUDOLPH who spent the 
summer in Berkeley, Calif, and returned to Sarah 
Lawrence in September for her last year. D.D. 
attended University of Calif, at Santa Cruz on 
exchange from Sarah Lawrence last year. PRIS- 
CILLA SANDFORD has become quite the skat- 
ing buff and claims that she even studies in 
between patch sessions. Prissy is majoring in 
government. She also is living in an apartment — 
dorms finally "got to her". MAURA MARKLEY 
is loving Carnegie Mellon. PRISCILLA MENDEN- 


HALL and MARGARET CHENEY are living at 
Harvard together and both are enjoying college. 
Prilly goes to Italy for Christmas to see her family 
who now live there. TAMMY ELLIOTT is fine 
ana also living at Harvard but in a different house 
from Prilly and Margaret. 

GAY LUSTER and SU JOHNSTON are at Skid- 
more and enjoying it — they are roommates again 
too! I saw SANDY PERKIN at a Harvard football 
game recently. Sandy is studying to be a secretary 
at the Hitchcock School in Boston. 

I am majoring in political science at Wellesley, 
teaching tennis, playing on the tennis and field 
hockey teams. On behalf of the class I send our 
congratulations to KAREN GIESEMANN who 
was married last June to notorious Richard. He 
studied at Cambridge for two years, and is now a 
stockbroker in London. They were married in 
Norfolk, England, and many guests came from 
Guatemala and Germany. 

Until next time- 

)*]-% News Secretary: SARA INGRAM, 256 E. 

/ XStouffer Triangle, 37th St. & Spruce St. 
Univ. of Penna., Philadelphia, Penn. 

HEIDI KROPP spent the summer in Bangkok, 
Thailand, eating fried cockroaches and riding 
motorized rickshaws. She says she has seen SUZY 


they are all fine. Heidi also tells me that RUTH 
RASER spent the summer in Maine. Heidi has 
transferred to Smith. EMILY SCHROEDER work- 
ed as a waitress at Weekapaug, R.I. last summer. 
She writes that BROWNIE RICHARDS is fine 
and spent the summer in Duxbury. MARY 
McCABE had various jobs last summer, some of 
which were working at Gillette Factory, Friendly's 
and as a teacher aide. MARY ANNA SULLIVAN 
worked at a Data Laboratory. DEBBIE HUN- 
TINGTON and LUCY VIELE were in York, 
Maine last summer. Lucy is attending Trinity 
this year. 

SELMA HERSHFIELD went to summer school 
at Tufts. DORI STREETT was a tour guide for 
the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown. HELEN 
LACOUTURE came to visit me in Nantucket 
last summer for a day on her parents' boat. She 
was fine and liked Carleton a lot. She went to 
France for a month after sailing. I spent the 
summer in Nantucket jogging, selling makeup, 
taking a field biology course, and saw about 
thirty movies. I am also proud to announce that 
I am an aunt. Sara Elizabeth was born on my 
birthday; I'll never get another present like that! 
Also, I have transferred to the University of 

Send me news — have a good year. 


We are going to have an Abbot Alumnae Exhibition in the John-Esther Gallery of Art and we hope 
that you will want to participate. The exhibit will open May 12th and hang through commencement. 

Abbot has long had a vital Art Department and this show will give all of us an opportunity to see each 
other's work. 

There are no restrictions in terms of size, medium or number of works that you may submit. If you 
can get it here, and it can be hung on a wall, or set on a floor or a table, we'd love to have it. We are in- 
terested not only in the traditional media such as photography, painting, graphics and sculpture, but also 
in anything creative you do: macrame, weaving, pottery, needlepoint, quilts. We would like as rich and 
as varied a show as possible. 

It would be helpful if you could let us know if you wish to participate and what you will send in so that 
we can begin planning the installation. 

We would like to have your work here by April 15. Please send us a brief biography including whatever 
information you feel would be informative and helpful and any special instructions vis-a-vis the works 
themselves; i.e.: which end is up (if it's not clear), if works are to be hung in sequence and so forth. 

Since we have no idea what the response will be (although we hope to be inundated!), we have to 

reserve the right in arranging the show to edit the works sent. We may not be able to show all you send, but 

will do our best to represent everyone as fully as possible. We very much want this to be a success and hope 

you will contribute. We feel it would be a fitting and splendid tribute to Abbot, her fine Art Department 

and her alumnae. 

Stephanie Pernn 

Curator, John-Esther Art Gallery 


Mark Your Calendar for . . , 


SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1973 

Annual Meeting 

Alumnae Luncheon 


Alumnae Art Show 

Sale of Abbot Artifacts — Plates, Pictures, Playing Cards, Books 

Detailed plans and reservation blanks will be mailed in early April 


The Abbot alumnae are invited to join the Phillips alumni at regional meetings where Dr. Theodore Sizer, 
the Headmaster of Phillips Academy, will speak. If you are in the area at the time of these meetings, call the 
Abbot representative to make arrangements to attend. 

Seattle, Washington March 12, 1973 6:30 P.M. Cocktails & Dinner Washington Athletic Club 

Abbot Representative: Mrs. John A. McFalls (Cynthia Smith '45) Tel. 206/537/0855 

Portland, Oregon March 13, 1973 6:30 P.M. Cocktails & Dinner Multnomah Athletic Club 

Abbot Representative: Mrs. David C. Park (Nancy Kelly '41 ) Tel. 503/244/8755 

San Francisco, Cal. March 15, 1973 6:00 P.M. Cocktails & Dinner World Trade Center 

Abbot Representative: Mrs. Thomas Wrench (June Woolverton '49) Tel. 415/285/7443 

Los Angeles, Cal. March 16, 1973 6:00 P.M. Cocktails & Dinner Los Angeles Hilton 

Abbot Representative: Mrs. James P. Regan (Deborah Smith '57) Tel. 213/377/8465 

Washington, DC. March 28, 1973 6:00 P.M. Cocktails & Dinner University Club 

Abbot Representative: Mrs. George W. Beatty (Noelle Blackmer '50) Tel. 202/537/0855 

New York, N.Y. May 9, 1973 5:00 P.M. Cocktails Hotel Biltmore 

Abbot Representative: Mrs. Geoffrey D. Kimball (Carol Hardin '53) Tel. 212/348/6050 

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Alumnae Editor 

Richard E. Sheahan 
Faith H. Kaiser 
C. Jane Sullivan 

Volume IV, Number 2 

June, 1973 

The Abbot Forum has been published quarterly 
by Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass. 01810 for 
the Abbot community, including alumnae, faculty, 
staff, students, parents and friends. 

In this final issue, the editors extend thanks to all 
who have helped, read, criticized, and enjoyed the 

Printed by DBL Associates, Commercial Printers. 
Entered as Second Class Matter at Andover, Mass. 

Photo Credits: 

Nancy Adams '73 
Cathy Chapman '75 
Richard Graber 
Sara Grosvenor '74 
Faith H. Kaiser 
Stephen Wicks 

COVER: Portrait of Madame Sarah Abbot, 
whose original gift of $1000 founded. 
Abbot Academy in 1829. Photo by 
Jerry Rennick of Look Photo Service, 
Inc., Andover. 

Charles Goddard, first Principal of Abbot 
Academy, 1829-1831. 


Reverend Samuel Gilman Brown, Prin- 
cipal, 1835-1838. 

Reverend Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, 
Principal, 1838-1839. 

Philena McKeen, Principal, 1859-1892. 

Bertha Bailey, Principal, 1912-1935. 

Laura Sophia Watson, Principal, 1892- 

Marguerite Capen Hearsey, Principal, 

Emily Adams Means, Principal, 1898- 

Mary Hinckley Crane (Mrs. Alexander), 
Principal, 1955-1965. 

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During the winter, the Trustees commissioned a portrait of Donald A. Gordon. It was completed in early 
May, and was hung in the Bailey Dining Room through the completion of the school year. In the future, 
it will share lodgings with the portraits of other Abbot Principals in the Chapel in Abbot Hall. The portrait 
was painted by Robert Douglas Hunter, a nationally known portrait and still life painter, President of the 
Boston Art Guild, and the winner of a number of prizes and awards. 


By Donald A. Gordon 

I suppose — I hope — that one aspect of the 
malaise through which our country is passing now 
has to do with the difficulty we're having in 
giving up something historically dear to us, in 
order to better appreciate something more useful. 
That "historically dear" something is the notion 
that the future is always better; the "more useful" 
something is the fact that if the present is good, 
then perhaps we'd be wise to place less faith in 
the certainty of being able to improve it. The 
former has been so basic to the American ex- 
perience that the latter appears un-American in its 

I've thought of this theme often in assessing 
and reflecting on our decision to combine with 
Phillips Academy. Many people said, "Why couldn't 
you keep what you had (the best of two worlds)? 
If to have done so represents a new American 
wisdom, then I must prepare to be haunted in 
the future, for it appears we acted out a classic- 
ally American canon in choosing the future over 
the present. I must say at this juncture that 
while the "new" line — the more cautious one, 
seemingly — appeals to me, I nonetheless feel that, 
in our circumstances here, the choice of a partially 
unknown future still seems to be the wisest one. 

It was not hasty, for one thing. And the 
practical realities, along with our educational 
beliefs, argued for it. So here we are, with a 
denouement with which we are content. The 
question is: what does this future hold? 

I'm certainly not a seer, but I am a serious 
student of American civilization, and I'd like to 
leave you with a few suggestions of what the 
prospects ahead are. 

• The most euphoric, and no less the most 
dire, prognostications will not materialize. 
Something less sensational will occur. 

• P.A.'s capacity, under Ted Sizer's experi- 
enced hand, for engineering good programs 
will, if anything, be greater, and more 
conspicuous than in the past. He will un- 
doubtedly seek to make real many of the 
hopes outlined in his book, Places of Learn- 
ing, Places of Joy (Harvard University Press). 
All this will benefit the girls and boys sig- 

• P.A.'s reputed impersonality will not al- 
together disappear, because it is committed 
to the production of "leaders" and will 

probably never be less than well-organized. 
But the grossest aspects of its impersonality 
will be mitigated, and gradually the locus 
of its style of humor will shift. It will ac- 
quire, cautiously at first, and then more 
contentedly, a happy capacity to point 
the mocking finger in its own direction now 
and then. This will happen largely because 
the inclusion of several hundred able girls 
and women, few of whom will be blithely 
impressed with the mental stance of a 
male world of ego-fulfillment, will make 
the continuance of certain patterns of se- 
curity-maintenance impossible. 

• The greatest hopes for the cluster system 
will fail to materialize. Unless — unless the 
clusters are permitted to achieve a degree 
of autonomy, one to another, greater than 
that currently possessed by George Wash- 
ington Hall (PA.'s administration building). 
Hopeful apologists for the clusters love to 
invoke the Yale Colleges, and the Harvard 
Houses, for example, forgetting that those 
imitations of the original Oxford model 
are as yet not deemed successes, by either 
students or faculty. The reason should be 
obvious (but we live in America): you 
don't go to Oxford, you go to Magdalen; 
but at Yale, you go to Yale. 

I would like to see the clusters succeed, and 
I have my fingers crossed. 

• The speed of the advent of a true "coed 
culture" on campus will surprise many skep- 
tics, who sees the implacable maleness of the 
old P.A., and its alumni body, necessarily 
ruling the future, if only out of sheer per- 
versity or inertia. The sheer necessity of 
what we might call psycho-sexual fairness 
will become apparent sooner rather than 
later. This will encourage much settling of 
private hash, and some public as well. The 
students, and the faculty /staff too, want 
this; the institution cannot effectively deny 

• The displacement of the archetypal Americ- 
an teenage social scenario with something 
more edifying will be the toughest task. 
It is that aspect of the current school least 
susceptible to improvement, and it will 
also be the first issue to heat up once the 
"new school" is under way. Some ob- 
servers will continue to worry about of- 

fenses against conventional values, and will 
want the school to "do" something about 
student behavior. Other, more aware ob- 
servers will concern themselves with the 
prevailing tone of the campus culture, and 
particularly with the adults' contribution 
to that tone; for the quality of under- 
graduate social life in such a situation is in 
important ways a reflection of that of the 
institution as a whole. 

The above are all pieces of a larger — much 
larger — overall pie, namely the challenge of the 
existing culture. That we live in a male-dominated 
culture, one which is powerfully organized to 
reinforce that maleness, is indisputable. That 
women's role as "civilizers" is also indisputable 
is at least accepted by most of us in women's 
institutions, and is shared in many quarters of 
contemporary society. Where one stands on this 
challenge is a measure of what the scale of one's 
hopes and demands is. Some feel the situation is 
so bad that joining men's institutions is ipso 
facto contaminating beyond reasonable hope; oth- 
ers — this is where we have chosen to stand — 
feel that the issues cannot be truly worked out in 
a vacuum, and so daring to accept the dangers of 
the coed context is necessary. 

The existing culture certainly is strong, but 
does it make any sense to give up before you 
begin? The culture must change; the mold must be 
broken. Will this happen if we retire to modern- 
ized cloisters, and busy ourselves with firing 
righteous salvoes out into the world? For the sake 
of the future, I would hope for whatever scrap- 
ping is necessary in the newly-coed institutions, 

until the mold is broken, until some new and 
better cultural models are established. Our mission 
at Abbot has been very much along these lines. 
We have proven to ourselves the veracity of many 
of our postulates. We have faith in what we 
bring to Phillips, that Phillips wants what we 
bring, and that the outcome will be worthy of 
our current commitment. 

We have a debt — I feel this most strongly — 
to all of you, alumnae, parents, and friends, who 
have taken an interest in our endeavors during 
these past years. A wide variety of forms of 
support has been there, encouraging us and help- 
ing us succeed in establishing pieces, at least, of a 
better model of contemporary education for girls. 
Everyone here is grateful, and I am so particular- 
ly. In letters, conversations, financial contribu- 
tions, and other ways as well, you have registered 
your support, your constructive criticism, and 
your gratitude for whatever we may have done 
well. This has been a tonic for me, and has 
fortified my sense that if you try to serve honest- 
ly, you can hardly doubt the result. 

It has been a great pleasure working for and 
with you, particularly in so far as a sense of 
permanence in our relationships exists. I am 
abundantly and permanently involved in this 
place, and will, happily, be unable to release 
myself from a continuing concern for the welfare 
of this venture newly launched. After a year's 
worth of re-grouping and reflecting, I will — so it 
appears now — return to the Boston area, and will 
keep in touch with affairs in Andover, and, 
hopefully, many of you. In many ways, the 
important work is just beginning. 

A Welcome to the Alumnae 

by Theodore R. Sizer, Headmaster, Phillips Academy 

On July 1 the responsibility for the education 
of women long held by Abbot Academy will 
shift to the "new" Andover. Our two Boards of 
Trustees have decided that the education both of 
young women and of young men is best forward- 
ed, in our time, in a wholly coeducational setting. 
Those in the Phillips community who have been 
devoted to high quality education for men now 
extend that concern to women. And those long 
associated with similar efforts at Abbot will now 
add to their concern for girls a similar concern 
for boys. Andover's purpose is the education of 
thoughtful, responsible individuals, of both sexes, 
of "scholars," as our Constitutions put it. 

At most schools the debate over "coeducation" 
has taken the form of an either/or proposition — a 
school being either totally coeducational or totally 
"single sex." This is, of course, unnecessary ex- 
tremism, particularly in a large school. One can 
have both. What Andover must find is a way for 
young women to be exclusively together when 
that is in their best interest, and joined in groups 
with young men when such seems wise and 
desirable. The same applies equally to young men. 
A large school can provide constantly changing 
settings for individuals with different backgrounds, 
interests, and values to meet together, disband, 
meet in other groups, as the situation seems to 
suggest. Thus, in an important sense, the "new" 
Andover will be both a coeducational school and 
a single sex school. 

The process of "combination" is already well 
along. Abbot faculty and students were added 
last December to the Phillips' Advisory Com- 
mittee, in order to represent the interests of your 
Academy in all decisions affecting the "new" 

school. All formal Faculty action affecting the 
future has been taken by a group made up of the 
faculty from both Academies who make up next 
year's staff. Girls have selected their Clusters for 
next year, and are already taking part in planning 
their lives there. Cynosure has a Phillips boy on 
its editorial board; The Phillipian's new Managing 
Editor is an Abbot girl. Abbot's crew rows in 
Andover boats and is coached by Phillips staff. 
Girls represented both Abbot and Andover on the 
Phillips swimming team. Indeed, the list of joint 
enterprises is now very long: it already seems as 
though there were but one large school on Ando- 
ver hill. The cooperation and enthusiasm of 
students and faculty at both Academies is very 
encouraging, and augurs well for the future. 

There has been much worry over the retention 
of Abbot traditions and those of Phillips as well. 
The Abbot name will continue in a variety of 
forms, as the title of one of the seven Clusters, 
as a special fund within the Phillips Academy 
endowment, and elsewhere. An Abbot flag will 
be carried at all Andover commencements and 
other formal occasions. There is a new school 
hymn, treating men and women, Abbot and 
Phillips equally. The Cluster system, more than 
anything else, is a copy of the kind of commu- 
nity that Abbot has created in the last few 
years. But most important, those values for 
which Abbot has stood — academic excellence, 
sensitivity and concern, community spirit — will, 
we hope, remain. 

We all hope that Abbot Alumnae and Phillips 
Alumni will both find a new interest in the 
"new", yet ancient, school on Andover hill, 
and will visit us here often. 

Ted Sizer with Jane Sullivan, Alumnae Secretary; Alumnae Day, May 12, 1973. 

"Civilized and Brave". . . Don Gordon 

by Jean M. St. Pierre and Faith H. Kaiser 


"Good education has always been serious business, but today, more than ever before, it must shed 
whatever is left of the 'frosting-on-the-cake' mentality and attend ever more directly and honestly to 
the development of the strong, fearlessly independent, even iconoclastic lovers of life and demanders 
of truth. 

"We are interested in leaders, and leadership is not mere personal technology or methodology, it is 
values applied. If this is true, then an education's task, along with training the mind, is to determine 
the relative worth of various values and to determinedly engender in students a loyalty to these 
values. The great values in life are basically simple, and they have arisen from men's experiences and 
reflections and efforts over long periods of often painful time: the concept of loyalty to something 
good; the virtue inherent in a mind that is open and honest and above all fair; the capacity for 
sharing, vicariously or otherwise, positively in the lives of others; the endlessly vital capacity to be 
sensitive to the timeless things in our lives, and to not be harnessed by those that are merely tran- 
sitory — these are the kinds of things which, I assure you, will animate my every effort while I am 
associated with Abbot Academy. The process of being engaged seriously in highly demanding aca- 
demic work, along with the process of doing one's best on the athletic field, or on the stage, is the 
vehicle by which a sense of importance of values, and the great pleasure of sound values strongly 
held, can be established in a student. 

"An education, then, is something which happens to a person, not something which is done to 
him. It is the process by which he becomes a fine, decent human being — and we must remember 
that some of the best educations of history did not necessarily take place in schools. But schools are 
supposed to try to supply educations, and I hope you will join me in the happy task of working for 
educational ends such as I have described — for all our children." 

(Letter to Parents; September, 1968) 

He is a proud man, with an essential genuine 
humility; he is intellectual and analytical and 
essentially romantic; his will-power is prodigious, 
and he is charmed by a young girl asking "special 
permission"; he is affable and charming and 
wordly, and essentially very, very private; he is 
conservative and he loves adventure; he is imbued 
with a sense of duty, the moral imperative is 
strong, but there are inklings of a soul-saving 
recklessness and sense of fun; in his own words, 
he is "an intellectual Easterner, a psychic Western- 
er, and a religious wanderer." One of his favorite 
quotations is, "He was born with the gift of 
laughter, and a sense that the world was mad." 
He exhorts his students to be "civilized and 
brave." He is deeply aware of the essential lone- 
liness of the human condition, and irredeemably 
hopeful nonetheless. 

Paradox? Yes. The quintessential paradox of 
his spirit makes him endearing, requires loyalty 
and affection, sometimes confuses, endlessly in- 
spires, and makes of life for him a series of 
challenges which in turn throws off challenges to 

On November 8, 1968, the historic South 
Church witnessed the official Installation of Don- 
ald Anderson Gordon as Abbot's eighteenth Prin- 
cipal. A man as head of Abbot — familiar now 
but at the time an unknown quantity. What's 
more, a very tall man, impressive in bearing and 
charming in conversation. It was in his Installation 
speech that Don encouraged his listeners to be 
"civilized and brave." Perhaps no two words 
better crystallize the underlying themes of the 
Gordon years at Abbot. His own ability to be 
civilized and brave has infiltrated, has penetrated 
the school. 

These are qualities of which many are aware, 
though few might phrase them thus. As catalyst 
for changes which within even recent memory 

would have been unthinkable, Don's ability to be 
civilized and brave has been a subtle and sus- 
taining force in the forging of the particularly 
personal sense of community that has character- 
ized the years of his administration. At a time 
in the life of the nation when the sense of self 
threatened to obliterate community, community 
was sustained, even fortified, at Abbot through 
Don's insistence on respect for the self, for individ- 
ual dignity. Community/individuality. Another pa- 
radox? The term "Abbot community" has not 
been merely a catch-phrase in the last five years; 
it has been a vital, tangible, living thing. There 
emerged on the Abbot campus a new awareness 
of what can be created and accomplished when 
people work together, when people extend trust, 
when people require strength and resourcefulness 
of others. 

Vignettes may help illustrate some of the 
qualities of the man which have been so import- 
ant, which characterize him and which through 
him have characterized his Abbot: Don talking 
hour upon hour with a student whom he must 
dismiss, and who knows it, and who somehow 
loves him for it; Don excitedly playing touch 
football with girls, boys, faculty, and his own 
young children; families living on campus and 
children in the dining room; a comment by a P.A. 
teacher after his first visit to the campus that 
"you really do have something special here"; 
Don taking students to the beach; the excitement 
of creating Town Meeting; the faculty joyfully 
taking Don's name in vain in the "Faculty 
Follies of 1973" because they trusted his sense 
of humor. 

It sounds like a community, and it sounds 
pretty human — and humane. Much has been 
written about "humanizing schools" in recent 
years, and this is one of the great things Don 
has done for Abbot. 

Every era produces its educational visionaries, 
philosophers who are formed by their age but who 
see beyond it. Don is such a one. Abbot has been 
singularly fortunate over the years in its ability 
to attract leaders with this capacity, and thus to 

maintain its leadership role. Don's years at Abbot 
have, therefore, an evolutionary appropriateness, 
as well as their own special flavor. 

Quotations of his own help illustrate some of 
the special flavor. His caring abounds: 

"Paradoxes abound in our lives. They are the rule, not the exception. They provide the interest, the 
challenge; they puncture the dull. They demand acceptance if they would be met well, much less 
transcended. This is not a truth but rather central to truth. Accept paradox, or at least meet it with 
some grace, and you'll be able to love life; resist it, and you'll doubtless spend much time fighting 
with yourself and much that you touch. If you know this, then you know the difference between 
values and value, half-truth and truth." 

(Commencement address; June, 1972) 

"The purpose of education today is, more than ever, to render the student both civilized and brave: 
he must be sensitive enough to identify what it is that is worth saving, and tough enough to manage 
its implementation. In this sense all good education is religious, and the student's capacity for 
strengthening his own spirit must be developed to the fullest." 

(Convocation address; November, 1968) 

"Ruling pedagogy has changed: good motivation in students arises out of a positive environment, 
not from the verbal and tactical incantation of absolutes." 

{Forum article; July, 1971) 

'Be sure we're making a pattern, not a system." 

{Forum article; July, 1971) 

"Schools are catalysts in a culture, not functionaries in a sterile nation-state; they must live not just 

{Forum article; July, 1971) 

"This ideal presupposes that a school possess a true variety of people, attitudes, and styles among the 
faculty; an equal variety of opportunities within the program; and most important of all, a climate — 
a conducive environment — in which these opportunities can flourish, which aids and abets the 


willingness and capacity of students to profit by them. In short, what we are trying to accomplish 
at Abbot is the creation of conditions that themselves work for education. Conditions have every- 
thing to do with the quality of communication within a school, the tone of the operation as a whole, 
and the receptivity of people and systems to students' needs and hopes." 

{Forum article; November, 1969) 

"The daring required to break out of certain existing molds, in order to remake them or to create 
new ones, produces often a pervasive sense of danger, and this deters many from acting forthrightly. 
That this is bound to happen must be recognized, but the danger I speak of is also the only worthy 
tonic for a truly confident man. The Ultimate Adventure is life itself, and we realize this in action as 
well as thought. . . .The position of independent schools today is paradoxical to say the least. At the 
time of their greatest peril — philosophically and particularly economically — they have their 
greatest opportunity to truly realize in action the brave pronouncements — their school 'phil- 
osophies' — in their descriptive catalogues." 

(Andover Bulletin article; November, 1969) 

"We have been seeking to accomplish many of the ideas of good that we share, though not without 
some sense of apprehension at moments, and all the excitement and challenge of probing the un- 
known. We believe this to be a noble enterprise. We wish to blend ancient goods in a new form — we 
search for uniqueness and strong identities of our own, against a grinding sameness that looms around 

(Commencement address; June, 1969) 

"Every school should seek, at any moment in its history, to act on its recognition of the time- 
honored truth that great purposes are constant, while the conditions for such purposes require 
ceaseless adaptation. Our goal persists: ways and means aie not immutable. While mindful of its 
traditional past, Abbot today seeks to hold the initiative in answering the challenge of our times, 
which centers on the tension betweenjhe condition of many of our young people and the assump- 
tions which have governed American pedagogy for so many years." 

(Abbot catalogue statement; 1971-72) 

". . .soaring hopefulness of our emotions, our capacity tor trying, even daring to grasp challenge 
and throw our love of life into the unknown." 

(Commencement address; June, 1971) 

"For fine qualities live well — scrupulous fairness, steady service to duties, courage and calm during 
storms, and always grace. He did not begrudge his awareness of reality, paradox, and tragedy. He 
dealt with them. He faced his god by serving as well as contending. We remember him today and 
draw strength from it." 

(Meditation service for John M. Kemper; December, 1971) 

"It seems to me that the distance we've come, the understanding we have, and the special vantage 
point you have had these past years all combine to dramatize one vital, vivid point: The process of 
change is the process of creation. 

"Your life will be change, endless change and development; your task will be creation. We may as well 
admit it and make it our educational goal: we wish to help you make a good life and we know that 
making a good life is an art. This is why Abbot behaves the way it does — we know this and we 
can't let go of it. 

"I would suspect — and hope - that you have found abundant evidence here that it's very hard to 
make something new, to truly create. Considerable emotion and reason must be invested, many fail- 
ures must somehow be assimilated, much must be forgiven, and much trust and faith projected and 
never withdrawn. " 

(Commencement address; June, 1971) 

"My father taught me that life is some kind of duty to other people and to ideas; my mother taught 
me that life is adventure, an affair of the spirit and of love. All of which is another way of saying 
that they taught me everything a man needs in order to survive happily." 

(Commencement address; June, 1970) 

". . .natural and positive overall coeducation context; one in which girls and boys may simultaneously 
enjoy one another's company, work together on myriad tasks and opportunities, and thus move 
toward an understanding of each other as complementary human beings, designed to live and work 
together in free and respectful association during their adult lives." 

(Catalogue statement; 1971-72) 

". . .emphasis on 'liberation' today - not Women's Lib, but Human Lib is what we need — trust, 
joy, and the capacity to tolerate others, not because they share absolute values of our choice, but 
because they are human. Schools must be catalysts for strengthening our capacity to be human — 
they must live, not function. Humanity is not structure; it is attitude." 

(Notes; 1970) 

". . .ultimate adventure is life itself; this we must demonstrate to our students, that they may have 
hope for the future." 

(Alumnae Day address; May, 1971) 

The sense of ultimate adventure and the sense of (and with the acceptance of paradox), they give 

hope for the future are terribly important in life, real and honest life, to the intangible qualities 

understanding Don. They have animated his style, which Abbot brings to Andover. Students who 

his attitudes, his plans at and for Abbot; they have experienced leadership of this nature, and 

animate the incipient union of the two schools. adults who have experienced it as well, cannot 

Combined with the sense of humane community help but be enriched. 



P* ^ r^l^i -■ 







Dated February 15, 1973 

and signed for Abbot by Donald A. Gordon, Principal, and Philip K. Allen, Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees, and for Phillips, by Theodore R. Sizer, Headmaster, and Donald H. McLean, Jr., Chairman 
of the Board of Trustees. 

Don Gordon and Ted Sizer prepare to sign the 
Articles and Agreement. 

Articles and Agreement of Association made 
this 15th day of February, 1973 (hereinafter 
called "this Agreement"), by and between Abbot 
Academy (hereinafter called "Abbot"), a corpo- 
ration established by Act of the General Court of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1829 
(Acts 1829, Chapter 83), and Phillips Academy 
(hereinafter called "Phillips"), a corporation es- 
tablished by Act of the General Court of the 
State of Massachusetts Bay in 1780, 


WHEREAS, Abbot, which conducts a school 
for young women at Andover, Massachusetts, and 
Phillips, which conducts a school for young men, 
also at Andover, Massachusetts, wish to combine 
to form a single coeducational school, and 

WHEREAS, for that purpose Abbot wishes to 
transfer its properties and assets to Phillips, and 
Phillips wishes to accept such properties and 
assets and to assume the liabilities and obligations 
of Abbot, all upon the terms and subject to the 
conditions hereinafter set forth, and 

WHEREAS, Abbot and Phillips intend that 
Phillips will thereafter hold such properties and 
assets and will conduct a coeducational school as 
generally contemplated by the following Articles 
of Association, which is herein set forth to express 
the purposes of the respective Trustees of Abbot 
and Phillips in entering into this agreement and 


Articles of Association 

These Articles of Association are adopted by 
the Trustees of Abbot Academy and the Trustees 
of Phillips Academy, both of Andover, Essex 
County, Massachusetts, through the execution 
on the date hereof of Articles and Agreement 
of Association on their behalfs, to become effec- 
tive on June 30, 1973, upon approval by the 
Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. 

The Trustees of both Abbot Academy and 
Phillips Academy are desirous of accomplishing 
an Association of the two schools for the educa- 
tion of young persons, both female and male, and 
being mindful of the responsibilities assigned to 
them by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 
their respective original charters, do set forth 
here for the benefit of their successors, their 
respective alumnae and alumni, the present and 
future students of the combined school, its faculty 
and administration, and the general public, the 
nature of the joint undertaking made by each, 
namely that: 

The said Trustees of Abbot Academy and of 
Phillips Academy are mindful of the distinguished 
history of education at Abbot Academy since the 
granting of its original charter on February 26, 
1829 by Special Act of the General Court of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and wish to 
further the educational purpose and tradition 
built up over many years at Abbot Academy. 

In entering into these Articles the Trustees of 
Phillips Academy have considered the enduring 
purposes of the said original charter of Abbot 
Academy and of the constitution of Abbot Aca- 
demy and the amendments to it and wish to carry 
on the spirit of the same, and the Trustees of 
Abbot Academy have considered the enduring 
purposes of the charter of Phillips Academy 
granted in 1780 by the General Court of the 
State of Massachusetts Bay, following the earlier 
establishment of Phillips Academy in 1778, and 
believe that these said purposes are consistent with 
their own. 

The said Trustees of Abbot Academy and 
of Phillips Academy have each determined that 
from the vantage of the present it is desirable 
to establish an association of their respective 
schools in a coeducational school at Andover, 

Heads and Board Chairmen sign the "new" school 
into life. 

the proportion of female students in the initial 
years to be approximately one-third or more. 

The Trustees of Phillips Academy and the 
Trustees of Abbot Academy are desirous of main- 
taining at the new combined school the history, 
standards and tradition of Abbot in an appro- 
priate manner and wish to further the educational 
purposes of Abbot at Phillips Academy and to 
provide a milieu for service to and continuing 
support from the many alumnae and friends of 
Abbot, and to preserve the name "Abbot Aca- 
demy," and accordingly they have agreed that it 
is desirable that there be established a charitable 
corporation to be known commonly as the Abbot 
Academy Association to carry out these general 
purposes. Further, they have agreed that there 
shall be established at Phillips Academy an Abbot 
Academy Fund to be held and invested with the 
general funds of Phillips Academy. The principal 
and income of such fund will be used for educa- 
tional purposes consistent with the traditions and 
ideals of Abbot Academy, and for such purposes 
as the directors of the Abbot Academy Association 
may from time to time recommend, subject to 
the approval of the Headmaster of Phillips Aca- 
demy. The respective Trustees have agreed further 
that other appropriate means will be established 
to maintain and recognize the place and accom- 
plishments of Abbot and its alumnae in the com- 
bined school including recognition of its name 
and tradition and provision for appropriate serv- 
ices by and for Abbot alumnae. 


The Trustees of Phillips Academy and the 
Trustees of Abbot Academy have agreed that 
the sum of One Million Dollars of unrestricted 
funds to be transferred by Abbot Academy to 
Phillips Academy will be established in the afore- 
mentioned Abbot Academy Fund, and that further 
gifts and bequests or devises may be received 
in this fund, and in case of the receipt of gifts, 
bequests and devises by the Abbot Academy 
Association, said Association will pay over to 
Phillips Academy for credit to said Abbot Aca- 
demy Fund monies so received to the extent 
allowed by the terms of such gifts, bequests or 

The Trustees of Abbot Academy are pre- 
pared to transfer all the assets belonging to Abbot 
Academy, subject to any liabilities of Abbot Aca- 
demy, to the Trustees of Phillips Academy with 
the general intent of adding to the funds held 
by the Trustees of Phillips Academy for educa- 
tional purposes and the latter are willing to 
accept the aforementioned transfer of assets on 
the terms and conditions set forth, having in 
mind those profound human values so important 
to the educational spirit and community nurtured 
at Abbot. 

It 's official! 

Town Meeting Moderator Mimi Kessler with Gord- 
on and Allen after historic signing. 



by Donald A. Gordon 

With the combining of our two schools, much needs to be said of the contributions many people 
have made. The list becomes longer as one reflects. But perhaps no group deserves as much credit as 
our Trustees. 

I deliberately asked for space in this Forum, for I wish everyone to know what it is that sets these 
Trustees apart from others, and thus what specific debt we owe them. 

While I mean no disrespect to other boards in other schools, Abbot's Board took seriously its 
obligation to become truly interested in education per se in its effort to properly assess its role in 
relation to contemporary trends and challenges. To this end, it took an overall position about the 
direction of the Academy — that it should become an effective, contemporary institution, and 
that it should explore the potential of education. In so doing, it did more than passively accept the 
will of its employee, the Principal. I have valued this particularly, because such a stand meant 
(fortunately) that both partners at the Board level, the Board and the Principal, had to invest them- 
selves animatedly in order to meet the requirements of their mutual accountability to each other. 
Specifics could never be assumed, but trust in the structure and quality of our relationships have 

In short, this Board knew why it wished to go where it has been going, and sought to choose 
leadership, as far as a Principal was concerned, accordingly. For my part, the opportunity to serve 
such a Board, and to work with its members so closely, has been an honor indeed, one I could never 
expect to find duplicated elsewhere. The strength in this relationship has made it possible for Abbot 
to clearly choose its course, to act on its choice decisively, and to be confident, as it should be, in its 
bases for philosophy and action. 

Our Trustees have given heavily of time, money, and overall support for the centerpiece of our 
operations — educating girls well. They have become intimately knowledgeable about the school: 
they have attended school events, talked often with students and faculty, have in short become 
familiar with an organic enterprise to an extent rarely found in other schools. The focus has always 
been on the school's primary purposes and they have never been afraid to decide on that basis, even 
if such decisions were to involve more difficulties than not. 

It is fair to say, I think, and certainly appropriate, that this group has well demonstrated, in its 
own operations, both the promise and reality of what coeducation ought to mean: a context in which 
men and women, respecting each others' styles and contributions, work together in trust and 
pleasure to advance the well-being of each girl, and each boy, unto herself or himself, within a 
framework of equality untarnished by controlling sex-based overtones. It is because this group 
has experienced success in this sense, perhaps, that it can be so committed to a true coeducational 
future for our schools, about to become one. 

These Trustees have served Abbot well. Certain of them will continue, and thus will serve the 
new Phillips Academy well. You can all take pride in them, as people, and as servants of good 



Report of the MEMORABILIA COMMITTEE, delivered on Alumnae Day, May 12, by Chairman 
Mrs. Lawrence D. Bragg (Mary Dooley '36). 

Last November the Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees, Philip K. Allen, created an ad hoc 
Trustee Memorabilia Committee. Serving on it are 
Mrs. Peter H. Eaton (Betsy Bruns '62), Mrs. John 
M. Kemper (Abby Castle '31), Leonard Kent, 
Mrs. Malcolm S. Loring (Anne Russell '36), Mrs. 
Horatio Rogers, Mrs. Armstrong A. Stambaugh, 
Jr., (Ricki Hinrichsen '44), and I. What at first 
seemed a sad and sombre assignment has proved 
to be a most interesting, intriguing and happy 

First of all, the work of finding and sorting 
all kinds of papers, documents, books and pictures 
accumulated since 1829 (academic records ex- 
cepted) had been started, with mountainous in- 
roads accomplished, by Miss Sweeney and Miss 
Tucker. This tremendous job was finished this 
year by girls in a February Week project, under 
the expert leadership of Mrs. Bugbee and Miss 
Judd. Miss Sullivan, Miss Ayre, Mrs. Bugbee and 
Mrs. Harrison have also supervised the collection 
and sale of memorabilia at Morton House and the 
Bazaar today. Mrs. Bugbee has arranged displays 
of memorabilia outside the Library and you will 
find interesting samples of the valuable collection 
of Dawes letters displayed by Miss Minard in 
the Chickering Room. Mrs. Couch has been sort- 
ing out books and collections in the Library so 
that the decision about their disposition can be 
made. Some will remain either in the Library 
or in Morton House; some will go to the Archives 
at Phillips Academy and some will be added to the 
P.A. Library. All this magnificent help has freed 
our committee for other things. 

After a long and thorough consideration of 
how best to honor Abbot with the Memorabilia 
which we have, we recommended that the Chapel 
in Abbot Hall be restored. The wall at the front 
end which creates a classroom will be taken down, 
the faculty platform will be put in its original 
place, all the chapel benches will be returned 
there, and the portraits of the Principals, as well 
as those of Mr. and Mrs. Draper and others, will 
be hung there. We will take the necessary steps to 
have Abbot Hall recorded in the National Register 
of Historic Places and, if we are successful, 
hope that it will one day be designated a National 
Historic Landmark. 

This decision led us on to other activities. 
We arranged to have the portrait of our Prin- 
cipal, Donald Gordon, painted by Robert Doug- 
las Hunter, a Boston artist. It is now hanging in 
the Bailey Dining Room. We also had the Abbot 
flag made. It will stand in the Chapel and travel 
to the new school for important events. 

Morton House will continue to be Alumnae 
Headquarters. This house has been connected 
with Abbot since the middle of the 19th century. 
At that time it was a privately owned boarding 
house used by Abbot students. Can you imagine 
that for $2.50 a week a girl could live there, eat 
there, and even have her laundry done! Judge 
Marcus Morton, who became a trustee in 1896, 
grew up in this house, and his five sisters attended 
Abbot. He was President of the Board at the time 
of Miss Bailey's inauguration. We have had the six 

A fresh look for Morton. 


bedrooms and two bathrooms on the third floor 
papered and painted and generally freshened up. 
The second floor will remain offices and confer- 
ence rooms for the new school. This summer we 
will redecorate the first floor, using many Abbot 
memorabilia. We hope to produce attractive, 
inviting rooms. It is a lovely old house, and we 
can hardly wait to start. 

Please, all of you, come back often, stay at 
Morton House where you can refresh fond memo- 
ries of life in the circle across the street, and 
visit the new school on the hill where Abbot's 
influence, character and personality are already 
deeply felt. Jane Sullivan will be here to welcome 
you and give you all the news and tidings of old 
and new girls. We hope that Phillips alumni will 
make use of Morton House too. And we hope 
that townspeople will use both Abbot Hall and 
Morton House for appropriate meetings and gath- 

Included in the list of Abbot Memorabilia are 
about 50 antiques, of a wide range in value. 
I can best illustrate how we went about deciding 
what to do with each lovely piece by telling 
you how we plan to distribute the six handsome 
grandfather clocks. The tall hall clock now in the 
hall of Draper which was given to Abbot by 
Phillips Academy in 1890 will be placed in the 
Chapel in Abbot Hall. The beautiful English 
"John-Morgan-Bristol", given to Abbot by Ruth 
Pringle '05, will grace Morton House. The lovely 
old "Draper" clock now in Homestead will be 
sent to the new Admissions Office at Phillips 
Academy as a gift from Abbot. The grandfather's 
clock now in French House will be used by Dean 
Goodwin in her home on Salem Street. The two 
remaining hall clocks, one of which is on the stair 
landing in Draper, and the other in the John- 
Esther Gallery, will be sent to an auction by 
Richard Withington at his gallery in Hillsboro, 
New Hampshire, on July 7. Twenty other antique 
items will be sent to this auction, and it is hoped 
that interested Abbot alumnae will plan to attend. 
Details of the auction will be advertised in New 
England newspapers prior to the event. Proceeds 
from the Abbot items auctioned will be used to 
offset expenses of renovating Abbot Hall and 
Morton House. 

At this point the big decisions have been 
made, the detailed planning is well along, and the 
loose ends seem to be fitting together. As a sort 

of "P.S." to this report we would like to mention 
our need for old Oriental scatter rugs to complete 
the third floor bedrooms in Morton House. If 
some alumnae no longer have need of such rugs, 
we can put them to very good use and would be 
delighted to hear from you. 

1890 gift from P.A. to A. A., now destined for 
the renovated Chapel. 


Proliferating Plans.. .a sequel 

Readers of the February Forum article con- 
cerning "Plans" will be interested in additional 
plans which have been conceived or confirmed 
since that writing. Of necessity, there are still de- 
tails to be worked out, and of course the next few 
years will undoubtedly bring additional changes. 
The futures of both our physical plant and of 
many people have come more clearly into focus 
since the winter, however, and alumnae will be 
interested in a number of these developments. 

PHYSICAL PLANT - bricks, mortar, and turf: 

The Memorabilia Committee's decision to pre- 
serve Morton House as Alumnae Headquarters, 
with newly decorated guest space, and to restore 
the Chapel in Abbot Hall, are well documented 
elsewhere in this Forum. Every school year in- 
evitably brings some reshuffling of functional 
space (the Faculty Room has been in three 
different locations in Draper in the last six years!) 
and the coming year will bring somewhat more 
than most. Abbot Hall, with the exception of the 
Chapel, will be completely occupied by the Art 
Department. This will allow convenient access 
to the John-Esther Gallery, and much rambling 
room in which to spread out. Through the gen- 
erosity of Ann McKeever '67, the Art Department 
will purchase a Norwegian etching press in the 
near future, and is planning additional purchases 
with the remainder of the gift. The Ceramics 
operation will remain in the basement of McKeen, 
acquiring one of the Abbot Hall rooms as well. 
Abbot Hall is made available for Art, of course, 
because of the decision to hold all science instruc- 
tion in Evans Hall, the PA. science building. 
Girls have taken advanced sciences there for 
several years now, and the facilities are spa- 
ciously adequate and modern. 

Homestead, which has been for some years the 
home of Music and Photography at Abbot, will 
also undergo a personality change. Photography 
will move to Foxcroft Hall at PA., centralizing 
that department. And music instruction will be 
located in P.A.'s Graves Hall. Some of Abbot's 
pianos will be moved there, and others will be 
distributed among dormitories for student use. 
Although Homestead will, therefore, cease to be 
used for instructional purposes, its future life 
remains at present undecided. 

As Art departs from the fourth floor of Dra- 
per, that area will be closed off and used as 
storage space exclusively. It's hard to imagine 

boys, yes, boys, occupying the dormitory rooms 
in venerable Draper, but that is the plan for the 
coming school year. Since Draper has space for 
106 students, and since there will not be that 
many girls in any one Cluster, it's inevitable that 
boys make their appearance there. (There con- 
tinues to be no discussion of coed dormitories.) 
The ground floor of the west wing of Draper 
(the "new" wing) will be completely converted 
into an apartment for a faculty family; faculty 
quarters will also remain on the ground floor of 
the east wing; one of the upstairs faculty apart- 
ments will also be used, putting Draper in the 
charge of three housemasters. 

It has now been determined, after much con- 
sideration, that French House will become the 
residence of the Abbot Cluster Dean, Carroll 
Bailey. French House will be a boys' dormitory, 
as will Flagg House, also on School Street. 
Chapin House, on Phillips Street, will become 
a boys' dorm added to one of the already-existing 
Phillips Clusters. Girls in the Abbot Cluster will, 
therefore, occupy Abbey House, Hall House, and 
Sherman House. Cutler House is not intended 
for dormitory use next year, and its future func- 
tion is presently undetermined. 

Notes on other Abbot buildings: Sunset, al- 
though ceasing its Dispensary services in June, 
will continue to be used for faculty housing. 
The new coin-operated laundry arrangements will 
continue to exist in the basement of the old 
laundry. Ripley will continue to have faculty 
apartments, and the remaining houses owned 
by the school will next year be occupied by 
school personnel or rented. 4 Morton Street will 
continue to be a student recreation center with 
cooking facilities. All instruction planned for the 
Abbot campus will take place in McKeen and 
Abbot Hall, relieving us of the occasional classroom 
tucked away in such buildings as Ripley and Cut- 

PEOPLE — new directions: 

As reported in the last Forum, numerous 
faculty members will continue teaching at the 
new Phillips Academy. Previously unreported addi- 
tions to that list include: STEPHANIE PERRIN - 
History of Art; ELIZABETH ROBERTS - Piano; 
SALLY SLADE WARNER - Music and super- 
vision of 4 Morton Street. We have a change of 
role to report as well: RICHARD C. GRIGGS, 
erstwhile Abbot Business Manager and initially 


slated to become Assistant Business Manager at 
Phillips Academy, will instead become Andover's 
Associate Director of Admissions, with direct 
responsibility for the handling of Financial Aid 
for the Academy. 

Departing Faculty have made many and varied 
plans, and we are happy to inform alumnae of 
those situations which have been confirmed. PA- 
TRICIA CORKERTON (Spanish Department) com- 
pletes her Master's degree this year, and will con- 
tinue studying next year at the Doctoral level 
at the University of Madrid as part of a Middle- 
bury program there. EDWINA FREDERICK 
(French Department) does not plan to teach next 
year and will instead lead a somewhat more 
leisurely life at home. SHERRY GERSHON (His- 
tory Department) and ULRICH HEPP (French 
and German Departments) announced their en- 
gagement during the winter and will get married 
this summer. They will live next year in Ueli's 
native Zurich, where they will both seek teaching 
situations and Ueli will study as well. MARTA 
HORNIDGE (Physical Education Department) is 
entering the field of Learning Disabilities; she 
will take courses this summer and plans to teach 
next year. FAITH KAISER, Abbot's Director 
of Admissions, will work for a Connecticut-based 
educational consultant and counselor, as a Boston- 
area representative. She expects to continue living 
in Andover. FRANCES LADD (English Depart- 
ment), as previously reported, will become Di- 
rector of Coeducation at the Middlesex School in 
Concord, Mass. MIKE McCANN (Science Depart- 
ment), will join the staff of Vail (Colorado) 
Country Day School as chairman of the Science 
Department and will assume administrative re- 
sponsibilities as well. DONALD PARKHURST 
(Chemistry Department), will join the faculty of 
the Chelmsford (Mass.) High School. BARBARA 
SISSON (English Department) intends to absorb 
herself in creative film work on ner own, and 
does not plan to teach next year. RHEUA 
STAKELY (Tennis Coach and Resident Advisor) 
will become Assistant Director of Admissions at 
Exeter, the first female to join the Exeter Ad- 
missions staff. ANDREW STRAUSS (Mathematics 
Department) will join the Math Department at 
the Winsor School in Boston. PHIL TRUSSELL 
(Art Department) will teach full time at the 
Cambridge Center for Adult Education. 

Amongst the Resident Advisors, the following 
plans can be reported: BUNNY and JOE DOWNS 

(Abbey House) will live in Boston while Joe 
completes his final year of Law School. PAM 
and RUSS HANSEN have bought a house in 
Concord, and will retire from the "housemother- 
ing" business, while Russ continues his law prac- 
tice. ANDREW JOHNSTON (Flagg House), as 
previously reported, will become Chairman of the 
History Department at the Pingree School, while 
CHRIS JOHNSTON continues in the Music De- 
partment at P.A. JUDY and BILL McCAHILL 
(Hall House) will live in Boston while Bill con- 
tinues at the Harvard Divinity School and Judy 
acts as "governess" for the family in whose house 
they will have an apartment. DEBBY and DICK 
WITTE (Chapin House) intend to move to Nova 
Scotia, where they have recently bought 100 
acres of land. The Wittes will spend next year 
farming and building their own house. 

Other Faculty and Resident Advisor plans are 
incomplete. As a final note, alumnae will want 
to know that Abbot Registrar FLORENCE GRIF- 
FITH has been appointed as Recorder for the 
Northfield Mount Hermon School (East North- 
field, Mass.) 


We happily report that with the exception of 
people at or over retirement age, all Abbot 
service personnel will be employed by Phillips 
Academy next year. This means that many familiar 
faces among the kitchen, grounds crew, and 
housekeeping staff will be present to greet the 
students in the fall. It has already been noted that 
the Bondes will continue their incomparable serv- 
ice at Abbot, as will Sarah Proctor, Abbot's 
Director of Food and Housing. With regret, but 
with best wishes for the future, we report the 
retirement this June of MARGARET LOGAN, 


Margaret Logan. 



Head of the Abbot Dining Room, who has been 
faithful and familiar to all for 19 years of service 
at Abbot. She will be missed. Similarly, it should 
be noted here that in February, 1974, JAMES 
BUTLER, Superintendent of Buildingsand 
Grounds, will retire after 23 years of service 
to the Academy. We wish Mr. Butler much 

James Butler. 

happiness and health in the years to come. Also 
retiring from the Household department in June, 
after more than 15 years of service each: Crystal 
Craig, Nellie Fitzgibbons, Mary Moran, Ernest 
Turton, Jeanne Bedard. May they all prosper! 
We should report as well that all three Abbot 
telephone receptionists, and some of the secretarial 
staff, will continue at Phillips next year. 


On the subject of those who have devoted 
many years of their lives to the welfare of 
Abbot and its students, the Forum deems it 
appropriate to pay special tribute to several un- 
usual people. There are some among the Faculty 
who have been dedicated and loyal through 
numerous transitions in Abbot life and who, with 
many others, will be continuing through this 
transition again into the next phase. Jane Sullivan, 
hard-working Alumnae Secretary, has been at 
Abbot for 35 years. Carolyn Goodwin, Dean-elect 
of Phillips Academy, and Dorothy Judd, con- 
tinuing in the Spanish Department, have been 
Faculty members here for 26 and 25 years re- 
spectively. Marie Baratte, who continues in the 
French Department next year, first came to 
Abbot 27 years ago. Shirley Ritchie, ongoing 
in the Department of Physical Education, has 
sported for 23 years here, and Kay Ayre, whose 

nurse's cap is familiar to all, has been a member 
of the Abbot staff for 25 years. We mention these 
special people out of recognition of their ex- 
tensive loyalty to Abbot, and to emphasize the 
kind of devotion engendered here which will 
be perpetuated on into the coeducational Phillips 
Academy. May many more students, both boys 
and girls, have the pleasure and privilege of 
working with this distinguished group. 

Marie Baratte at 1973 Commencement. 

Carolyn Goodwin 

Dorothy Judd. 

Shirlev Ritchie. 


1973 INPUT & YIELD - 

The Admissions and College Guidance Scene 


In such a hectic year it is perhaps more in- 
teresting than usual to inspect the admissions 
situation. Following the September announcement 
of the consolidation of the two schools, all 
admissions operations were immediately central- 
ized in the Phillips Academy Admissions Office, 
since it was felt that boys and girls ought not 
to be separated in the admissions process. All 
candidates for 1973 entrance, therefore, visited at 
Phillips Academy. Fresh from their first year of 
interviewing and admitting girls, Admissions Di- 
rector Joshua L. Miner and his staff have a number 
of telling and happy observations on what has 

Overwhelmingly, the Phillips admissions per- 
sonnel are enthusiastic about the girl visitors 
they've had, and the girls they've admitted. Girls 
will enter all four grades at P.A. next year, joining 
the ongoing Abbot students. Consequently, there 
has been exposure to the whole range of candid- 
ates, from frightened and inarticulate eighth graders 
to confident, self-motivated senior candidates. 
According to Mr. Miner, a recurrent theme amongst 
girl candidates was strong interest in Andover be- 
cause it will be a genuinely coeducational school, 
thanks to the addition of Abbot, rather than 
simply a boys' school taking girls, as is frequently 
the case elsewhere. The P.A. Admissions Officers 
all enjoyed interviewing girls, finding them on 
the whole more poised and mature than boys 
of a similar age. 

Among newly admitted students there exists 
a two to one ratio of boys to girls. Although 
next year's coeducational Andover will have an 
overall three to one ratio of boys to girls, the in- 
tention is to reduce this to two to one by the 
1976-77 school year. Happily, the number of 
girls enrolled will remain constant, while the 
number of boys will diminish annually in order 
to achieve the desired enrollment in the mid 
900's, rather than the current 1200-plus student 
population. ' 

The Phillips Admissions Office reports that 
the number of boy candidates approximates what 
it was a year ago. The number of girl candidates 
on the same date, however, was almost one 
hundred more than the total number of candidates 
for the year for admission to Abbot in 1972. 
One assumes, therefore, that Phillips received 
applications from many girls who would have 


(The following statements are taken from 
College Counselor Marion Finbury's annual re- 
port to the Trustees). 

Despite the newspaper articles to the contrary, 
it was not really easier for this year's graduates 
to get into college. I might mitigate that by 
saying it was not easier to get into the select 
group of schools to which our girls generally 
apply. Certain fine mid-western schools would 
welcome our applicants, and there is some in- 
dication that dangerous urban locations and/or 
an all female constituency can sometimes create 
a declining applicant pattern for certain colleges. 
Clearly, there is happily no softening of standards 
at the top of the Seven Sisters (soon to be six, 
as co-ed Vassar resigns), despite a shrinking ap- 
plicant pool. Certainly our students reflect a 
great many national trends e.g. the preference for 
co-ed over single sex and the expressed interest 
in country schools over city schools. 

This senior class has 1 1 5 girls (an all time 
high). Eleven of the 26 girls who applied on the 
Early Decision Plan were accepted, and the rest 
of the group averaged about 4 applications each. 
Of the 111 in the Class of 1973 who applied to 
college, 59 were admitted to their first choice, 
87 selected co-ed schools and 24 will go to pre- 
dominately women's schools. 

Perhaps the most interesting statistic of all 
concerns the number of girls not planning to 
attend college next year. Four girls did not 
make any applications, eight girls will defer their 
admissions, and six girls engineered their own 
year-off plans by applying to only one or two 
"long shot" situations because they intended 
to take time off at any rate. This total of 18 
represents a much larger proportion of the senior 
class than ever before. Three of their number 
graduated in three years and have arrangements 
to go into various programs e.g. Maine Reach; 
Dynamy; a tutorial school in Cambridge, England. 
Of the remaining girls, four are already making 
plans to study in Europe, one will be working 
in Spain, one will be an apprentice in a child-care 
center in Boston, and the others are still unsure, 
but certainly travel in Europe and/or work are on 
everyone's list. 

I might add that everyone who was really 
interested in going to college is in college and, 
of course, it's too early to tell if that is good or 


(Coeds continued) 

applied to Abbot this year, and in addition 
solicited the interest of a number of girls who 
clearly want a completely coeducational setting. 
Among both male and female candidates there 
was a strong representation of alumni/ae offspring, 
at least a third of whom were Abbot progeny. 

Andover offered admission this year to ap- 
proximately one out of every three girl candidates, 
and of those admitted about eighty per cent have 
registered to enter in September. This is an 
extremely strong rate of acceptance, and is testi- 
mony to the excellent public response to the new 
coed school. 

Concerning financial aid awards, alumnae might 
like to know that while the number of female 
financial aid recipients is smaller than the number 
of male recipients, proportionate with the numbers 
admitted, the average dollar value allotted per 
girl is slightly higher than that allotted per 
scholarship boy. Statistical information should 
also include the fact that SSAT scores of the 
girls admitted to Phillips for next year are ap- 
proximately the same as those of girls admitted 
to Abbot in the last several years. Phillips em- 
phasizes that it has not merely admitted those 
candidates with the most outstanding scores, 
but has been interested in the qualifications of 
the whole candidate, rather than simply his/her 
"testability." There is no significant disparity 
between the test scores of girls and boys offered 
admission, although the girls show a somewhat 
greater strength in the verbal areas and the boys 
are mildly ahead in the quantitative areas — a 
culturally expectable phenomenon. 

It is the feeling of the P.A. Admissions Office 
that candidates offered admission who chose not 
to matriculate apparently decided to attend sig- 
nificantly smaller schools or schools which in 
their opinions would be less academically de- 
manding. A large proportion of withdrawn appli- 
cants also decided to remain at home, a trend 
which the Abbot Admissions Office had observed 
growing in the last several years. Phillips did 
not have a significant candidate loss to any one 
other school, and the majority of losses were 
among candidates for the ninth and tenth grades, 
quite a number of whom have extended their 
applications to next year. 

The experience of the P.A. Admissions Office 
this year shows girls evidently making up their 
minds much faster than boys concerning school 

(Colleges continued) 

bad. This year we processed 30 transfer applicants 
from the Classes of 1969-1 972. 

Note Bene — What an amazing resurgence 
for Wellesley! Four out of the six who applied 
and were accepted are going. Dartmouth was the 
big winner; they admitted five girls and no one 
turned them down. In fact, Stanford, Yale and 
Princeton were turned down in favor of the Big 
Green. Radcliffe, too, worked its usual magic and 
no one turned them down. Brown continues to 
be a favorite and of the ten girls accepted, five 
were spirited off by Radcliffe and Dartmouth. 
How wonderful to be wonderful! 


(EDP = Early Decision Plan) 

Barnard: Marjorie Snelling 

Beloit: Charlotte Hamlin 

Bennington: Eliza Charles 

Boston College: Deborah Mossman 

Boston University: Lee Belfield 

Claudia Brown 

Lisa Henderson (Fine Arts) 

Marion Pease (Fine Arts) 

Bowdoin: Susan Macartney 

Brown: Catherine Armsden 

Christine Ho 

Sara Leith 

Alexandra Polydefkis 

Lorraine Utter 

Colby: Barbara Willis 

Colgate: Margaret Hillhouse 

College of Wooster: Noreen Markley 

Connecticut College: Jane Cashin 

Dartmouth: Sarah Bayldon 

Elizabeth Fauver 

Elizabeth Kent 

Lucinda Leach 

Jenifer McLean 

Dickinson: Ana Alvarez 

Deborah Schuller 
Duke: Mimi Kessler (Nursing) 

Edith Wilson 
Eckerd: Dorothy Pappas 

Susan Wheelwright 
Georgetown: Kathleen Reardon 

Goucher: Kathleen D'Abre 

Kim Grecoe 

Sara SmithPetersen (EDP) 

Donna Wheaton 

Kansas City Art Institute: Leslie Hendrix 

Kirkland : Mary Clements (EDP) 

Nancy Kottke 
Abigail Owen 


(Coeds continued) 

choices, being influenced more strongly by their 
immediate impressions and feelings about a place. 
In the words of one Andover Admissions Officer, 
"Girls respond to the vibes, boys are more 
pressured by Pa." 

It is clear that the presence of Abbot this 
year, and the combination with Abbot next year, 
have been significant drawing cards in terms of the 
success of the Andover admissions program for 
1973. P. A. Admissions Officer Gil Leaf has em- 
phasized the importance of Abbot Student Guides 
in working with the public this year. He. states 
that "lots of Abbot girls project a personal sense 
of self-confidence that's very attractive to the 
more able candidates." Mr. Leaf adds that our 
girls have made a very favorable impact on the 
parents of both boys and girls. At this point 
Abbot girls are completely integrated into the 
P.A. Student Alumni Association, the P. A. Stu- 
dent Guides, and Blue Key, the P.A. organization 
responsible for new student orientation in the fall. 
Some Abbot girls are already planning to return 
to school early in September to assist with the 
orientation plans for new students, and will be 
invaluable in helping to provide an ongoing and 
warm reception (an Abbot tradition!) for "An- 
dover girls." 

(Colleges continued) 


(Colleges continued) 

U. of Vermont: 

U. of Virginia: 



Washington University: 


William and Mary: 



Boston University: 

Connecticut College: 





Lori Goodman 

Bonnie Rentschler 

Nancy Clifton 

Lisa Keller 

Vanessa Gray 

Carolyn Naifeh 

Kristen Austin (EDP) 

Lynn Chesler 

Aina Allen 

Susan Costa 

Dorinda Davis 

Anne Spader 

Kristine Jablonski 

Ellen Hoitsma 

Anne Weisman 


Lila Wills '72 

Barbara Ryan '72 

Helen Coxe '72 

Gayle Biddle '72 

Caitlin Owen '72 

Julia Gibert '72 

Brett Cook '72 

Virginia Chapman '72 


Mt. Holyoke: 

Mt. Vernon Jr. College 
New College: 





Sarah Lawrence: 

School of the Museum 










U. of Calgary: 

U. of Michigan: 

U. of New Hampshire: 

U. of Oregon: 

U. of Pennsylvania: 

Elizabeth Berry 

Virginia Carter 

Wendy King 

Ruth Leroy (EDP) 

Karen Pernokas (EDP) 

Judith Webster 

Hollis Connor 

Elisabeth Robert 

Catharine VonKlemperer 

Elizabeth Coward 

Ann Palermo 

: Mary Webb (EDP) 

Josephine Martin (EDP) 

Robin Waters 

Debra Heifetz 

Karen Lewis 

Kim Whittemore 

Sarah Cooper 

Sylvia Kennick 

Wendy Gamble 

Andrea Simonsen 

Cornelia Petty 

Anne Allen 

Mardi Hudson 

Christina Landry 

Robin Lothrop 

Kate Tomlinson 

Marcia McCabe 

Marion Irwin 

Leslie Monsky 

of Fine Arts, 

Mary Jane Miller 

Dorothy Dodson 

Barbara Contarino 

Lilliom Fisher 

Amy Rogers 

Carmen Vinales 

Laurie Woodworth 

Ann Merriam 

Katharine Winthrop 

Barbara Bangert (EDP) 

Charlotte Mason 

Victoria Wood 

Julia Horowitz 

Colleen Flynn 

Margo Laskowski 

Elizabeth Howes 

Diane De Lucia 

Susan Urie (Hotel Admin.) 

Genevieve Dodd 

Jane Pugh 

Cecilia Blewer 

Mindy Feldman 





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The following excerpts illustrate the opinion-oriented direction of Cynosure journalism. They 
come from an article appearing in the April 20 Cynosure by Heather MacDonald '74, entitled "A 
New Student Writes of 'The Abbot Personality.'" 

There can no longer be doubt in anyone's 
mind about the reality of the merger. Before 
this term began, it was still possible to ignore 
the coming change, and shelter oneself in the 
life at Abbot. But now nearly every day brings 
a new shower of facts that destroys the option 
of closing our eyes to next year. We have received 
the course catalogues. Clinching the academic 
realities is the assigning of dorms. Now we know 
where our lives are to gravitate from, and the 
people who are to shape them. For the rest of the 
year, we are expected to be active members 
in two separate institutions, both perpetuating the 
identity of Abbot, and exploring the possibilities 
of Phillips Academy. 

Now that we are faced with the tangible 
changes that will be made, what has happened 
to that more intangible question that was raised 
when the merger was first announced? What is 
and what will become of that much-debated 
quality — the Abbot Personality? The question 
seems no longer to cause the same confusion and 
hostilities as before, indeed it is no longer the 
issue foremost in our minds. Too many other 
things are happening that distract our attention 
from this facet of the merger. Yet it is still 
a legitimate query. 

This is my first year at Abbot, putting me at 
both an advantage and a disadvantage when trying 

to analyze the school. Although there are still 
elements and feelings that I am unaware of, the 
ones I have discovered retain some of that newness 
so that they are identifiable as out of the or- 
dinary. Abbot is, beyond a doubt, a community. 
Once inside, it is easy to become so accustomed 
to its warmth that one forgets its existence. Our 
perspective quickly shrinks to accommodate itself 
to these tighter boundaries, and Abbot's positive 
factors are taken for granted. But there is some- 
thing at this school that sets it immediately apart 
from other schools I have visited. Like any other 
natural force, this feeling is in a constant state 
of fluctuation, sometimes strong and at other 
times seemingly non-existent. But in the long 
run, there is an undercurrent of unity here that 
connects the many different directions we take 
to change our lives. 

I am most aware of Abbot's personality after 
being away from it. I get a feeling of security 
upon returning. Its unity is made more obvious 
by the disunity that surrounds it. It is obviously 
different from the rest of the world, and to some 
people this is a very disturbing fact. They feel 
that they are needlessly sheltered and restrained, 
and that Abbot is not preparing us for the life 
facing us after school. We are growing up in a 
hot-house atmosphere, a group with the best of 


everything. We are asked to channel the main 
part of our energy into academics, the other 
activities playing a lesser role. Abbot is condemned 
as an inaccurate representation of life, but that 
is not its role. Its role is to give us and teach 
us to use the tools necessary for college, and 
more importantly, adulthood. True, we are shelter- 
ed, but to unconditionally condemn that reality 
is blind. The state of being sheltered is more self- 
imposed than imposed upon us. It is as possible 
to grow up completely unaware of the basic 
truths facing mankind in a free, liberated, school, 
as in one that tries to regulate the atmosphere. 
Whether or not we choose to see them is up to 
us. We have opportunities, both in and out 
of school, to relate to other people and learn 
what coexistence means. This is basically what 
life is all about, and Abbot is as legitimate a test- 
ing ground as anywhere else. 

Next year we will at least be integrated. It 
is a welcome reform, since segregation is com- 
pletely unnatural. The challenge is to retain the 
good that is to be found within this school, 
and infuse it into the larger institution. There is 
much to be gained by this merger, and if we 
work together the gains will by far outweigh 
the losses. It will no doubt be a struggle, P.A. 
seems so large and conscious of its traditions. 
But the addition of girls cannot help but soften 
the atmosphere. It will be necessary to remember 
that we, as boys and girls, are all basically in the 
same situations, prey to the same self-doubts and 
loneliness. We have the experience ahead of grow- 
ing up together, and hopefully sharing our emo- 
tions. Let's not mourn the fate of Abbot, but 
rather applaud the decision to integrate, and 
then accept the challenge of creating a new 

The same April 20 Cynosure featured the 
photograph appearing on the back inside cover 
of the Forum. 



We report with mixed feelings a fire which 
took place in Draper Hall, ground floor new 
wing, on Wednesday morning, June 6, at about 
7:00 a.m. Attributed to careless disposal of 
smoking material in the student smoking lounge, 
the blaze caused a general alarm which sum- 
moned fire apparatus from Andover, North Ando- 
ver, Tewksbury, and Lawrence. One small room 
at the end of the wing was gutted, three more 
small rooms suffering extensive smoke and water 
damage. The fire was contained in that area by 
fire doors. The library below also suffered water 
damage, with about 1000 books needing re- 
moval and drying. Despite the alarm and the 
concern caused by the blaze, we have much 
to be thankful for, as all residents of Draper 
were safely evacuated and accounted for. No 
injuries occurred. 


The Phillips Academy Class of 1973, as part 
of their Senior gift, lias presented to Abbot 
Academy a sum of money to be used to help 
defray the expenses of the remodeling of Morton 
House as the Abbot Alumnae center. 


On June 7 Abbot Academy received from the 
Abbot and Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation of 
North Andover a grant of $50,000, restricted for 
use by the Abbot Academy Association Fund. 


Friends wishing to communicate next year with 
Don and Josie Gordon may do so by writing 
them at their home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: 
P.O. Box 14, Wilson, Wyoming 83014. Telephone: 
307-733-4973. Because they plan to be in Calif- 
ornia or traveling the latter part of the year, 
they may be contacted by writing them care 
of: The Headmaster's Office, Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Massachusetts 01810. 


In late June, Assistant to the Principal Peter T. 
Stapleton was awarded first prize in the annual 
essay contest of the Independent School Bulletin, 
published by the National Association of Inde- 
pendent Schools. Mr. Stapleton's article, written 
jointly with Stephen Switzer, Headmaster of the 
Episcopal Day School of Jackson, Tennessee, 
appeared in the February ISB issue, and was 
entitled "On the Road: the Diary of a New 
Exchange. " 



The end of any school year brings with it 
the playing out of a certain degree of drama 
and pageantry, accompanied by the sense of 
simultaneous endings and beginnings. This sense 
is especially vivid this year, as we acknowledge 
last events at Abbot while looking eagerly toward 
the combined future of the two schools. Once-a- 
year events seemed particularly meaningful to 
many at Abbot this year, and we share here 
with our alumnae the sweep of the few weeks 
prior to Commencement. 


Student Chairwoman Caitlin Cofer '74 wanted 
to make this one the best Bazaar ever. Loosely 
based on the theme of "Abbot Through the 
Years," many of the details approximated the 
familiar Bazaars of past years: booths arranged 
around the Circle, apprehension about rain, the 
now traditional Auction, tiny children straying 
deliciously melting ice cream. Traditionally, it did 
not rain, and a record number of alumnae, over 
300, returned to campus for the events of the 
day. (Minutes of the Alumnae Association Annual 
Meeting appear elsewhere in this issue). Student 
and faculty enthusiasm seemed stronger than 
ever, and led by the Senior Mids the whole school 
participated in an unprecedented effort. Estimated 
attendance for the day was over fifteen hundred. 

The most successful money makers were the 
Old Clothes booth, the Bakery, the Auction, 
and the Abbot Memorabilia booth. The latter 

purveyed such items as Abbot china, both cracked 
and whole, silver pitchers with the AA insignia, 
old gymnasium dumbbells, Abbot charms, and 
other nostalgic items which are, of course, im- 
possible to purchase elsewhere. It was a smash hit. 
Choice items at the auction, stagemanaged again 
by auctioneer-extraordinaire Richard Sheahan, 
were three Victorian sofas, two Franklin stoves, 
and several Chinese tapestries, all owned by 

Congratulations are due the class of 1974, 
and particularly Caitlin whose hopes for the 
Bazaar were more than realized. While income 
from the Bazaar has, of course, risen steadily by a 
couple of thousand dollars annually, the Abbot 
Bazaar of 1973 netted $5500, twice as much as 
last year. The class has donated these prodigious 
proceeds to the Abbot Alumnae Association to 
be used for restoration of Morton House and the 
Chapel in Abbot Hall. 



"What is the Faculty Follies?" "What are the 
Faculty doing?" "Are the Faculty really putting 
on a show?" But the Faculty kept mum. Yes, 
they acknowledged, they were really putting on a 
show, but not another clue passed their lips 
until the night of the "epic performance, a rare 
event in the history of American theater," on 
May 27. Devised in the fall, labored over through- 
out the long winter, The Faculty Follies was an 
unprecedented item in end-of-year festivities. Gen- 
erated from a desire to work positively together 
and to make and do something special for the 
students, the Follies will long be remembered 

Madame Abbot (Flo Griffith) and Samuel Phillips 
(Ueli Hepp) return in the Faculty Follies. 

by students and faculty alike. Informally based 
on the theme and score of "My Fair Lady," the 
Follies opened with Sam Phillips and Sarah 
Abbot returned from the grave to deplore the 
current youth scene ("We'd rather have them 
meeting in an academic class; it's so dishearten- 
ing!"). Vignettes then followed the progress of 
the combination of the two schools, linked by 
the distinguished narration of Professor Malaprop 
Chips ("All seriousness aside..."). Special thanks 
are in order for the hardworking faculty who 
produced this important and hilarious event. 
Audience reaction can best be described by 
alluding to the plaster falling from the ceiling 
in the basement of McKeen as uncontrolled en- 
thusiasm repeatedly seized the viewers. The fla- 
vor of the show is, of course, impossible to re- 
produce; if readers can recall the tunes of "I've 
Grown Accustomed to His Face," and "With 
a Little Bit of Luck," they may enjoy the 
lyrics of the following song, the show's finale: 

We 've grown accustomed to this place, 
It's always meant so much to us; 
We've grown accustomed to her halls, 


Her portrait-covered walls, 

Her Sacred Circle, 

Her Maple Walk 

Are second nature to us now, 

Like breathing out and breathing in. 

We were serenely humanistic and progressive in 

our time; 

We had the courage to create an atmosphere 


We've grown accustomed to the place, 

Accustomed to her ways, 

Accustomed to ourselves. 

We've grown accustomed to our quirks, 

Our own peculiarities - 

We have our own bizarre Bazaar, 

They come from near and far, 

The Gargoyles, the Griffins, 

The ten o 'clock Tiffins - 

We 're going to miss that sort of thing, 

It really had a special zing. 

We were content with our traditions; we rarely 

went astray, 

Now we hear the P.A. piper calling us his way - 

But with a little bit of luck, 

With a little bit of luck - 

With a little bit of luck we're on our way! 

We had a year of zany contradictions, 
We lived past, present, future all at once - 
While mixing compliments and maledictions, 
But with a little bit of luck, with a little bit 
of luck 
We will build anew with confidence! 

With a little bit, with a little bit, 
We will build anew with confidence! 

So let us join with hopeful expectation 

That we can fight things out with grace and style; 

The ideal marriage thrives on confrontation - 

And with a little bit of luck, with a little bit 

of luck 

We can make the whole damn thing worthwhile! 

With a little bit, with a little bit, 

With a little bit of luck and confidence; 

With a little bit, with a little bit, 

We can make the whole damn thing worthwhile!! 


The final Town Meeting of the year took 
place on Wednesday, May 30. The only business 
at hand was announcement of the disposition of 
Town Meeting funds, which had accumulated to 

some $2000. Town Meeting's decision was that 
"$1000 be given to the Committee for Social 
Concern, and that the balance be given to Cyn- 
osure." This sum will help next year's Cynosure 
get underway as a magazine of opinion for the 
Phillips Academy community (see article elsewhere 
in this issue). Moderator Mimi Kessler then made 
a special presentation to Mr. Gordon from Town 
Meeting. Rather than a gift, Town Meeting de- 
cided to honor Mr. Gordon with a donation of 
$200 to be sent in his name to the Sinte 
Gleska Library at the community college on the 
Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, in recog- 
nition of his abiding interest in the American 
Indian. Thanking the community, Mr. Gordon 
concluded the proceedings by expressing his spe- 
cial gratitude to all who have helped make Town 
Meeting so successful since its inception in 1969. 


The Last Chapel, Abbot's traditional awards 
assembly, was held on June 1. Exciting as always, 
and filled with the expectable anticipation, the 
ceremonies were unexpectedly enhanced by the 
Senior Class which requested all students to 
wear skirts. They did! The usual prizes and 
awards were presented by Mr. Gordon, accom- 
panied by enthusiastic cheers, and the list of 
recipients appears in the "Praises Ringing" section 
of this Forum. Alumnae will be pleased to learn 
of the Senior Class Gift to the school, announce- 
ment of which was made at the Last Chapel. 
After much deliberation, the Class of 1973 con- 
cluded that they wished to do something special . 
to perpetuate the name of Abbot. Accordingly, 
they have presented the school with a sum to 
be used for an annual "Madame Sarah Abbot 
Award." Making the presentation to Mr. Gordon, 
Class President Susan Costa read the following 
citation to accompany the award in the future: 


The Madame Sarah Abbot Award: 
To be given to a young woman in the Senior 
Class who, in the opinion of the faculty, and 
her fellow students, best exemplifies those qualities 
attributed to Madame Sarah Abbot: "a strong 
mind, placid temper, and amiable disposition which 
has secured the esteem and attachment of all 
who know her." Gift of the Class of 1973. 

*M k 

Last Chapel was followed immediately by the 
traditional Ring Ceremony, held in the Senior 
Courtyard in Draper. Because of the incipient 
combination of Abbot and PA., all Abbot stu- 
dents, not just Senior Mids, were eligible to buy 
Abbot rings this year. Only Senior Mids and 
Seniors participated in the Ring Ceremony, how- 
ever, which successfully took place after unforseen 
trepidation concerning the last-minute arrival of 
the rings themselves! 


Another innovation to add to the quality of 
this year's final moments was an invitation from 
the Senior Class to the entire Faculty, to join 
them at a specially planned dinner on Wednesday, 
June 6, while the underclassmen were having their 
traditional picnics outdoors. Planned as a formal 
dinner in the dining room, the viands were 

splendid and the ambiance elegant. Attire was 
indeed formal, Mr. Gordon appearing in tails, to 
the delight of all, and the seniors revived the 
tradition of the Latin grace sung before dinner, 
familiar to many graduates. Highlight of the 
festivities was a gift from the Senior Class to 
Mr. Gordon, a beautiful and painstakingly con- 
structed album of photographs taken during the 
span of his five years at Abbot . 


Held in the beautiful Chapin House gardens, 
as has been the case for several years now, Bacca- 
laureate took place on Friday, June 8, at 5:00. 
Among many Trustees, retired Trustees, and form- 
er Faculty members present at Baccalaureate were 

former Principals Miss Margeruite Hearsey and 
Mrs. Alexander Crane, who received special in- 
vitations. (Miss Eleanor Tucker, former Acting 
Principal, was unfortunately prevented from at- 
tending by graduation events at her own school.) 
The program planned by the Seniors included 
several musical performances — singing and guitar — 
punctuating a reading by various faculty members 
of a brief, light history of Abbot. Typical of the 
tone was a sentence from the introduction: 
"There are, of course, certain people who stand 
out not so much because of what they ac- 
complished but rather for their sense of per- 
spective and humor." 

Other glimpses: 

"Without Sarah Abbot and her pledge of one 
thousand dollars there would have been no school. 


Her faith in education for women encouraged 
others to donate. But what was she like? She was 
sixty-seven years old at the time and had been 
a widow for many years. Her life was secluded, 
her education limited and her habits more than 
frugal. She had no children. Yet she had faith 
in an idea. This one act of generosity brought 
her fame." 

"Abbot's association with Phillips has existed 
from the very beginning. Without their support, 
financial as well as philosophical, the school's 
struggles would have been much harder. What 
is amazing is the number of times the eventual 
merger of the two schools is mentioned. There 
is a letter by Miss McKeen written in 1862 
expressing the wish that some day 'Abbot and 
Phillips would join together in the task of edu- 
cating young people — male and female — in 
one school.' Miss Bailey makes mention of it as a 
possibility for the future. On March 2, 1949, 
Miss Marguerite Hearsey introduced Mr. John 
Kemper, the new Headmaster of Phillips Aca- 
demy, to the Boston Abbot Club. Her conclud- 
ing remarks ran thus: 

'On the occasion of Abbot's 50th anniversary, 
among many long stirring speeches, President 
Seelye of Smith College made a short one from 
which I'd like to quote in closing: "To fully 
appreciate the position of the founders of this 
academy it should be remembered that an aca- 
demic school for boys had already been in suc- 
cessful operation in this very town fifty years. It 
offers superior educational advantages. With no 
additional expense its doors might have been 
opened to both sexes. A plausible plea might have 
been constructed to show the futility of attempt- 
ing to found another literary institute in a com- 
munity conspicuous for the sacrifices it had 
made in behalf of sound learning. I do not find, 
however, that the fathers and mothers in Andover 
ever knocked on the doors of Phillips Academy 
to gain admission for their daughters. . ." 

'But there's an idea for us, Mr. Kemper. Think 
of all the problems it would solve! Well, who 

When Abbot's last rules have been lifted, 

And no freedom is longer denied; 

When the older critics have left us, and the 

Wildest new theories been tried. . . 

We shall learn and the answer seem simple 

That altho' we have always been two 

We'd better henceforth combine forces 
And be one without further ado.' 

"These words of Miss Hearsey are now reality. 
We two are now one. We bring our traditions of 
progressiveness, vitality and learning to Phillips 
and with confidence will begin the task of building 
the new school." 

So ended Baccalaureate. 

English teacher Ann Bugbee enjoys the 1973 
"Senior Prank " — a balloon-filled Faculty Room. 




June 9, 1973: Abbot's last Commencement. 
We were blessed with beautiful, sunny weather, 
and the crowd began gathering on the Circle 
early. At 11:00, the Clan McPherson Bagpipers 
started playing, heralding the beginning of the 
impressive academic procession, led by faculty 
Marshalls Mary Minard and Jean St. Pierre. The 
procession marched from behind Abbot Hall 
halfway around the Circle, and down the middle 
of the Circle to seats. This year, all past and 
retired Trustees were invited to join the current 
Board, and many were present in the academic 
procession. Following the Trustees came the Fa- 
culty, led by Mrs. Alexander Crane. Following 
the Faculty came alumnae representatives, and 
then the Class of 1973. After the Invocation, 
offered by Resident Advisor William McCahill, 
a Divinity student at Harvard, President of the 
Board of Trustees Philip K. Allen greeted those 

present and introduced Senior Class President 
Susan Costa. Her address follows this article. 
Principal Donald A. Gordon then delivered his 
message to the Senior Class, and concluded by 
presenting diplomas to the 115 members of the 
class of 1973. Honorary diplomas were presented 
also to several faculty members who have served 
Abbot under three Principals. Reverend James 
Rae Whyte, School Minister at Phillips Academy, 
delivered the benediction, which was followed by 
the Senior Class singing the Parting Hymn. 

The proceedings were colorful, dignified, a 
little emotional, joyful, and singularly appropriate 
to the historic occasion. Following the Com- 
mencement exercises, luncheon was served to 
the guests before the Class of 1973 loaded up 
their packing boxes for the last trip home from 






Mr. Gordon, Mr. Allen, Honored guests: 

Abbot — the word holds varied meanings; 
sharing, support, caring. It is a girls' school, yet 
a woman is only the secondary identity Abbot 
has tried to instill in a student. Its first aim 
has always been to give each individual a sense 
of the person within herself. There is an extremely 
strong emphasis on personal development. 

"Gentle" is a key word here. Although it 
is an adjective commonly used of women, it is a 
necessary part of an understanding atmosphere. 
It doesn't weaken the confidence which pervades 
the school, but instead reinforces it. This air 
of support and gentleness gives forth initiative 
and courage; there is no fear of beginning some- 
thing new, no backing down from the unknown 
in the future. A sense of adventure stems from 
this support. Many of us enter Abbot scared, shy 
and a little unsure. With Abbot's encouragement, 
we have been urged to try new things. In addition 
to this strength and courage, there is also a sense 
of security. Mistakes are often made, but the 
decisions of the school are not arbitrary, and 
another chance is given. This has become a second 
home, and we are safe here; Abbot accepts us as 

we are. 

Abbot enables us to go forth using the knowl- 
edge we have learned here, not only in the 
classroom, but also in experiences in a living 
situation. The sharing of joys and sorrows builds 
up a major strength in the school. Respect 
and caring for others is stressed and learned. 

There is a warmth which surrounds this school. 
Abbot is a community and because we live 
together, students and faculty, we are close; 
we have grown up together. Abbot is not a 
static parent; it has developed as the individual 
has developed. 

The major stress is not upon the fact that 
this is a school for girls, but rather for people. 
The people who emerge from Abbot, however, 
are strong young women, aware of their worth 
and ready and able to compete with the rest 
of the world. We have been brought up in an 
environment understanding of our problems, sup- 
portive of our ideas, and ever encouraging; we 
have learned much. Abbot has given us an appre- 
ciation of education, but more importantly, of 

Benediction delivered at Commencement by Rev- 
erend James Rae Whyte, School Minister at 
Phillips Academy. 

Almighty God, unto us a child was given 

and we called her name Laura or Lucinda, 

Robin or Julia, 

Kristin or Jane. 
We called her name Claudia or Barbara, 

Virginia, Ellen or Anne. 
We called her name Elizabeth or Dorothy or Diana. 
We called her name "Daughter. " 
We called her name "Love. " 
We thanked Thee in time past for Thy unfailing mercy, 

grateful for her days, 

and for her years. 
Now the harvest of our hearts are grown, 

we ask that Thou will consecrate these lives, 

their strength, their knowledge, 

their vision, their sense of justice, 

their regard for the worth of other people. 
Those of us who have labored in this growth, 

parents, teachers, friends rejoice, O God, 

and give praise for this school, 

this place, this time, 

these persons. 




Sarah Bayldon '73 has been named a National 
Merit Scholarship Finalist. She joins the four 
other Abbot Seniors reported as Finalists in 
the February Forum. Sarah is the daughter of 
Margaret Comstock Bayldon '38. 

Sally Cooper '73, previously reported as a 
Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship com- 
petition, received the subsequent honor of being 
named a National Merit Scholarship Winner. This 
led to even greater things, for on June 6 notice 
was received that Sally had been selected from 
among the group of NMS Winners as a Presidential 
Scholar for 1973. Sally is one of only 121 
students throughout the country to become a 
Presidential Scholar, and has the opportunity 
of an expense-paid trip to Washington with this 
group to receive medallions commemorating the 

Nancy Adams '73 has been awarded a prize for 
her untitled photograph of birds in flight, ex- 
hibited in a show entitled "Click" sponsored by 
the Boston Center for the Arts. Nancy's photo- 
graph was one of only twelve selected for awards 
out of some 1000 entries submitted by students 
throughout New England. 

Anne Allen '73 is the recipient this year of a 
most distinguished prize awarded by the English 
Department of Phillips Academy, the Sumner R. 
Kates Prize. Funded in 1949 by Sumner R. 
Kates of the class of 1938, the prize is awarded 
annually for an essay on an assigned topic in 
American Literature. Anne was presented with 
the $125 award by Theodore Sizer on May 23 for 
her essay on American War Literature, and has 
the distinction of being the first girl ever to 
receive a major academic prize at Phillips Academy. 

On June 5, two "Prix d'Excellence" were 
awarded by the French Department to Dorinda 
Davis '73 and Barbara Bangert '73 "for outstand- 
ing work in French Language and Literature at 

Rheua Stakely, Abbot's unbeatable Tennis 
Coach, carried off winning honors in the Northern 
New England Ladies Class B Championships, 
held in April at the Old Colony Club of Andover, 
Partnered by Paula Dilorio of Andover, Rheua 
won both Singles and Doubles tournaments. 

Wendy Snyder MacNeil, photography teacher 
at Abbot, is the recipient of a recently awarded 
Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography. She is 

one of 339 scholars, scientists, and artists chosen 
from among 2416 applicants in the John Guggen- 
heim Memorial Foundation's annual competition. 
The Fellowships were awarded on the basis of 
"demonstrated accomplishment in the past and 
strong promise for the future," and the majority 
of recipients teach in American colleges and 
universities. The Fellowship will allow Mrs. Mac- 
Neil to complete work on her forthcoming book 
entitled Biographies. She will remain in New 
England for the year, with a short trip West for 
interviews, and will rejoin the Andover Faculty 
in 1974-75. In addition, Mrs. MacNeil has been 
offered an appointment as Assistant Professor of 
Art at Wellesley College, where she will introduce 
and plan a photography department. 

Christine R. Johnston (Mrs. Andrew), Chairman 
of Abbot's Music Department, has been awarded 
a full tuition grant as a conducting student 
for the month of July at the Choral Institute 
of the Aspen Music Festival. This honor will 
allow Mrs. Johnston to study with nationally 
known musicians, and she will sing in the Aspen 
Chorus and Chorale as well. 


At the Last Chapel on June 1 , the following 
students were honored as new members of the 
Abbot Chapter of the Cum Laude Society. For 
the first time, four members of the eleventh 
grade were selected for membership, in addition 
to seniors: 

Aina Marie Allen 
Anne Louise Allen 
Barbara Jean Bangert 
Sarah Chamberlain Cooper 
Dorinda Leah Davis 
Mardi Jane Hudson 
Sylvia Bowditch Kennick 
Elizabeth Cryer Kent 
Christina Marie Landry 
Robin Bacon Lothrop 
Jenifer McLean 
Charlotte Hay Mason 
Cornelia Torrey Petty 
Elisabeth Blanche Robert 
Valerie Alden Corning 
Jeanne Marie Frazier 
Jeanne Marie Nahill 
Sara Nelson 




Anna Dawes Prize for History: 

Betsy Waskowitz Rider Art Award: 

Beatrice Farnsworth Powers Art Award: 

Priscilla Bradley Prize for Art: 

Pam Weidenman Prize for Art: 

Ceramics Prize: 

Photography Prize: 

Music Department Award: 

Kate Friskin Award for Music: 

Science Prize: 

Spanish Department Prize: 

English Department Prize: 

Latin Department Prize: 

Mathematics Department Prize: 

Ballet Prize: 

Abbot Athletic Award: 

Isabel Hancock Award: 

Kate Tomlinson '73 
Leslie Hendrix '73 and Mary Jane Miller '73 

Lisa Henderson '73 

Kristine Jablonski '73 

Abigail Owen '73 

Virginia Carter '73 

Sara Leith '73 

Sylvia Kennick '73 

Elizabeth Kent '73 

Jeanne Frazier '74 

Mindy Feldman '73 

Aina Allen '73 

Robin Lothrop '73 

Margaret Hillhouse '73 and Jeanne Nahill '74 

Dianne DeLucia '73 and Harriet Richards '74 

Elisabeth Robert '73 
Susan Costa '73 


2nd year Spanish, Regional Contest, First Prize Certificate: 

3rd year Spanish, National Contest, First Prize Certificate and check: 

3rd year Spanish, National Contest, First Prize: 

4th and 5th year Spanish, National Contest, Second Prize: 

Anne Randazzo '74 

Mindy Feldman '73 

Jan Johnston '75 

Karen Lewis '73 


Ann Cleveland Lange '55 - Garden Club of America Award ot Crystal Bowl for her design incorp- 
orating one of her metal sculptures at New England Flower Show. This award is one of the highest 
given at this show. 

Jacqueline McGinty Smith '68 — B.A. cum laude — Connecticut College. 
Diana Brainerd Caratzas '69 — Dean's List — University Cal. Los Angeles. 
Selma Hershfield '71 — Dean's List — Northwestern University. 



Dear Mrs. Kaiser, 

It's one of those bleary, snowy afternoons - being Friday, I finally have some time to relax. I 
suddenly found myself thinking of Andover and the nostalgia overwhelmed me. Somehow today 
I really longed for the comfort and companionship that my two Abbot years gave me. I decided 
that it was time for me to sit down and write this - not sure whom I should particularly address, 
I've chosen you in hopes that you would share this with other members of the faculty - especially 
Mr. Gordon - I felt it would be you who might best understand my thoughts. 

I can't explain in definitive terms the growth I experienced during my stay at Abbot. Ob- 
jectively speaking, I think I arrived at an opportune time. It was exciting with the transitional mood 
in the air. Beginning with the small changes of social restrictions, dress, meal hours, etc., and cul- 
minating, for me, in the progress with A.R.A. and planning for coordination with Andover. 

As I look back I see that Abbot was changing as I was - and that as I was a part of the change, 
a contributing member, it creates more of an impression on me now. Perhaps this perspective stems 
from the place I've created for myself at Bowdoin. Here I am extremely aware of the fact that just 
my presence initiates change. Pioneering into a college full of men was not easily done at first - but 
I am rewarded by being able to watch the campus transform "overnight. "I'm so proud to be on the 
creative, productive side of this experience. 

I cannot help but feel that had I not had Abbot behind me, I might never have been able to make 
Bowdoin work for me. Abbot began by truly stimulating my intellectual /academic interests. I found 
that J actually adored learning. Although I recall working quite hard, it became more fascinating and 
not so unbearably boring. I have to give so much credit to those instructors of whom I think 
often — especially Mary Minard and the Perrins. They strove to make me inquire beyond the class- 
room level. Being a history major now, I cannot value enough the critical eye for material and detail 
of historical accounts that I was encouraged to develop. 

But my growth was far more than in academics and intellect. Inside and out of the classroom 
my character and abilities were shaping. The community (by this I specifically mean our Abbot/ 
Andover community) provided always as stimulating yet exclusively warm atmosphere - always 
conducive to pursuit of the individual or communal. This encouraged me to develop my own mind, 
my own being, yet to remain a significant contributing member of my environment. Above all, 
it was the gaining in consideration and understanding of others which I value. I cannot express my 
feelings strongly enough - that the community spirit be a continued warmth when "the" Academy 
is united. 

Upon leaving Abbot I truly felt unprepared to face a new world. Leaving everything, I had held 
dear for two years was hard. But adjustment gradually came to me and I found myself able to cope 
with these newer environs. Abbot gave me the ability to rely upon my self-resourcefulness in order 
to acclimate myself I cannot explain the reasons for my success and happiness at Bowdoin and the 
apparent failures of many of my dear classmates at their respective colleges. I only wish they had 
been able to go from one happy and meaningful experience to another. 

I just wanted to take this time for thanking Abbot to help me create myself - for guiding and 
initiating me in academic and personal growth - my long overdue appreciation always. 

I think of the Andover community often and hopefully I'll be able to drop by soon. I send my 
fondest best in hopes that all is going well. 


Emmy Schroeder '71 


Dear Mr. Sheahan: 

I have had your August 1972 copy of the Abbot Forum on my desk in a pile of "things to 
be done when I have time. " 

You had a question about the identity of the two Abbot girls at the John-Esther Cate which 
was on your frontispiece. In perusing my Abbot yearbooks, I am sure that the girl on the left is 
Elizabeth Drake, a one-year girl of the class of '36, and the one on the right is myself. I must admit 
it was quite a shock to open it up and find myself beaming out. It was rather fun, however, 

I enjoyed that issue of the Forum. I would be interested to know if you heard from anyone 

else about this. 


Anne Sawyer Greene '37 
(Mrs. John B. Greene) 

Dear Faith: 

The Abbot Forum for February '73 has just crossed my desk, and I'm writing to say how delighted 
I am with the article-story on Ms. Fern Jones. As you know I have a strong concern (or obsession) 
with the quality of the independent school experience for minority students. So much of what has 
been written about the experience over the past several years has been extremely negative, so when 
I find an article which speaks positively about the experience and in such favorable terms I'm 
encouraged to believe that maybe there is hope. When you have the opportunity, I would like to 
request two or three additional copies of the Forum. It is my intention to share this article with 
the members of the Minority Affairs Committee and occasionally when I receive information from 
students questioning the value of the experience I would like to pass this young lady 's statement 
along to them. 

Thanks for any assistance that you can give me and congratulations on a first-rate publication. 
Our every good wish as always. 


William L. Dandridge 

Staff Associate 

National Association of Independent Schools 






Frances Nolde Ladd '54, Miss Hearsey, Abby 
Castle Kemper '31. 

The Abbot Academy Alumnae Association held 
its annual meeting May 12, 1972, at 11:00. 
Anne Russell Loring called the meeting to order 
and welcomed 300 alumnae, the largest group 
which had ever been present. 

After the 115 seniors marched in, Mrs. Loring 
welcomed them as new members of the asso- 
ciation. In her welcoming address, she read the 
following verses written by the Reverend Sidney 
Lovett, trustee emeritus of Abbot, former chap- 
lain of Yale University and husband of Esther 
Parker Lovett '08: 

"Give the best you have received from the past 
to the best that you come to know in the future. 
Accept life daily not as a cup to be drained, 
but as a chalice to be filled with whatsoever 

Alumnae President Anne Loring addressing Seniors. 

things are honest, pure, lovely and of good 

Every now and again take a good look at some- 
thing not made with hands a mountain, a star, 
the turn of a stream. There will come to you 
wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, 
the assurance that you are not alone in the world." 

The seniors then sang to the class of '23 
and presented each member with a lovely gold 
pin from the Alumnae Association. They also 
sang to the 25-year class. Everyone joined in 
singing "Oh Abbot Beautiful," after which the 
seniors marched out singing their class song. 

The reading of the secretary's report was 
omitted, and the treasurer's report was accepted. 

A moment of silence was observed for alum- 
nae whose deaths had been recorded since the 
last meeting. 

Mary Dooley Bragg '36, chairman of the 
Memorabilia Committee, gave a report of the work 
of her committee. The complete report will be 
found on page 16. 

Before voting on the Board's proposal, Mrs. 
Loring read the following statement: "I'd like to 
give you a little background on the Board's 
work since the merger announcement of last 

"Your Board has met three times since then 
to discuss the future of this Association. A 
first step was to register our concern about 
Abbot's name to the Phillips Board of Trustees. 
This letter was reprinted in the February issue 
of the Abbot Forum. Later, at a meeting with our 
alumnae trustees, the Board, after much discussion, 
unanimously approved the proposal we will vote 
on this morning. This proposal is entirely accept- 
able to the Phillips' alumni organization, sharing 
as they do our wish to include both schools' 
names in the official name of the new association. 
They are anxious to have Abbot representatives 
on their council and executive committee. Their 
cooperation on this approach to joining the two 
organizations has been exemplary and most gra- 
tifying to our Board." 

After some discussion the following proposal 
was passed: 

That the Abbot Academy Alumnae Association 
and the Phillips Academy Alumni Association be 
joined into a single organization, that Abbot's 


Miss Hearsey, Jane Sullivan and Ted Sizer chat 
at Alumnae luncheon. 

name be included in the title of the new or- 
ganization, and that the president and other 
officers be authorized to take such action as 
they deem necessary and desirable to carry out 
the foregoing. 

Betsy Parker Powell '56, Alumnae Chairman 
of the New Abbot Fund, reported that $ 1 67,388.37 
was contributed to the Fund by 588 alumnae from 
35 states and 6 foreign countries. She congratu- 
lated the alumnae for their participation. She 
announced that $1,168,824 had been received 
from all sources. The New Abbot Fund monies 
will form the nucleus of the Abbot Academy 

Jane Sullivan, Alumnae Secretary, introduced 
Miss Hearsey, former principal, and Mrs. Donald 
A. Gordon and past faculty members Miss Swee- 
ney, Miss Friskin and Mrs. Mary Carpenter Dake. 
She also introduced Mary Howard Nutting '40 
and Beverly Brooks Floe '41, Abbot trustees and 
trustees of Phillips Academy; Abby Castle Kemp- 
er '31 and Helen Allen Henry '32, permanent 
trustees of Abbot: Ricki Hinrichsen Stambaugh 
'44 and Betsy Bruns Eaton '62, alumnae trustees 
of Abbot. 

Mary Catherine Swartwood Sinclaire '23, fund 
chairman for the class, announced that the 50- 
year class gift was $2,457. This is the largest 
reunion gift Abbot has ever received. 

Cynthia Sorenson Palmer of the class of 1963 

presented a gift of $351 to be used for the 
restoration of the Chapel. 

Mrs. Loring presented Mr. Philip K. Allen, 
president of the Board of Trustees, who welcomed 
all returning alumnae and introduced Donald A. 
Gordon, Abbot's principal. Mr. Gordon announced 
that Mr. and Mrs. Allen had given $75,000 to 
the Abbot Academy Association. This generous 
gift is the first one to the Association. 

Mr. Allen introduced Dr. Theodore R. Sizer, 
the headmaster of Phillips Academy. 

Both Mr. Gordon and Dr. Sizer addressed the 
meeting, and their messages to the alumnae will 
be found elsewhere in this issue. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 for luncheon 
in the Bailey Dining Room. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. Jane Sullivan 
Executive Secretary 

A committee to reorganize the by-laws of the 
Abbot Academy Alumnae Association and the 
Andover Alumni Association has already begun 
to work. The Abbot representatives on the com- 
mittee of eight are: Nadine Cookman Price '48, 
Mary Dooley Bragg '36, Sally Humason Bradlee 
'47 and Jane Sullivan, Alumnae Secretary. 


In addition to faculty, student and Fidelio 
performers, five alumnae participated in the Alum- 
nae Day concert on May 11th. Shirley Young 
Hsieh '51 played Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum from 
the Children's Corner by Debussy. Paula Prial 
Folkman '54 played Sonata in D major, Op. 28 by 
Beethoven. Betty Colson Tierney '44, soprano, 
sang five English Songs accompanied by Susan 
Hill '61. Delphine Ho '69 played Ballade in Ab 
major, Op. 47 by Chopin. 

At the end of the program Christine Johnston, 
head of the Abbot Music Department, announced 
that this fall a piano studio in Graves Hall, the 
Phillips Academy Music Building, will be named 
"The Kate Friskin Piano Studio." Her portrait 
and a plaque, bearing an inscription along with 
the dates of her almost 40 years of service to 
Abbot, will permanently commemorate her and 
the fine tradition of music she fostered at Abbot. 
This studio will be in the center of musical 
activity at Phillips where countless students, fa- 
culty, and guests can visit and use its facilities. 



May 12 - June 9, 1973 

Exhibit arranged by Stephanie Perrin and Virginia 

1908 Esther Parker Lovett — 2 oil paintings 
1932 Katharine Cook Howland -- 1 carved wood 

wall plaque, 1 stained glass piece, 1 print 

and 1 oil painting 
1937 Margaret Bain Cross 1 drawing and 2 


1947 Jane Lewis Gleason — 1 oil painting and 1 
painting on velvet 

1948 Nadine Cookman Price - 1 oil still-life 

Mary Farrar Bonotto — photographs 
Louise Hellier Louvis — 3 oil paintings 
including one of Miss Sweeney which was 
presented to Abbot 

1952 Anne Sanborn Lombard 1 oil painting 
*Betsy Waskowitz Rider — 6 oil paintings, 
one of which was presented to Abbot by 
George Rider 

1955 Ann Cleveland Lange - I mobile and 1 

1957 Frances Young Tang — 3 oil paintings 

1962 Kathie Krause Iannicelli 1 sketch for 
costume design, 1 wall hanging, an applique 
"feelie" for her infant daughter 

Anne MacDougall Ballou 3 silk screening 


Susan Niebling Hendrie 5 oil paintings, 

1 water color and 2 figure sketches 

1963 Sue Burton — 2 ink drawings and 1 collage 

1964 Susan Woodward Quirk 4 batik wall 

1965 Margaret Krakauer Schneeweiss - 1 silver 
necklace, 1 silver bracelet, 1 silver brooch, 

2 silver cups and 2 prints 

1966 Drewry Hanes — 1 silver and feather neck- 
lace, and 1 silver box with inlaid stone 

1968 Marguerite Schnepel — furniture 

1969 Jennifer Cecere - 2 oil paintings 
Wendy Ewald — 5 photographs 

Eleanor Haynes — 4 prints and 1 collage 
Cameron Peters — 5 photographs 

1970 Maura Markley — 1 applique wall hanging 
Andra Rudolph — 3 drawings 

1971 Susan Foord — 3 prints 

Carol Kennedy — 1 oil painting 
Anne Rappaport — 2 oil portraits 

1972 Robyn Bodenrader — 1 quilt 
Lydia Eccles — 1 oil portrait 

*Betsy Waskowitz Rider died November 14, 1963. 

(Above) Portrait of Miss Alice C. Sweeney by 
Louise Hellier Louvis '48. 

(Below) Wooden furniture made by Marguerite 
Schnepel '68. 


Alumnae Association Treasurer's Report 


May 4, 1 972 Balance in Merrimack Valley National Bank $236.55 


Gift from Boston Abbot Club $100.00 

Interest from invested funds 544.29 

Total $880.84 



Alumnae Day expenses $ 70.60 

Telephone expenses 1 1 .65 

Alumnae Presidents' Council expenses 136.00 


Alumnae Presidents' Council expenses 242.50 

Alumnae Day expenses 91.78 

Total $552.43 

May 7, 1 973 Balance in Merrimack Valley National Bank $328.41 

Susan Kauer Schofield '56 

I have examined the accounts and found the balance to be correct. 

Phyllis Saunders Barton '38 


1925 Ruth Davies Van Wagenen and Raymond G. Haun March 19, 1973 

1953 Muriel Brouillard and Thomas L. Nienaber September 12, 1964 

1955 Geraldine Harrison Nazor and Zenos Linnell April, 1973 

1960 Kristianne Graham Bumpus and Christopher Olmsted 

1962 Charlotte Abbott Behrens and Paul Tremel October 1 1 , 1972 

1964 Elfriede Laaff Keonig and Eduardo Manresa December 30, 1972 

1965 Janice Caffray and Michael G. Hajjar February 18, 1973 
Catherine Rice and Philip Cowan August 22, 1972 
Barbara Suhr and Robert D.White, Jr. February 18, 1973 

1966 Beth Humstone and Reginald Gignous June 2, 1973 
Deborah Little and Harold Paris May 1 , 1971 
Erica Ritter and Lewis F. Morse 

Laurie Thomson and Stephen L. Eggleston May 24, 1969 

1970 Martha Stone and Osman R. Bengur June 24, 1972 

1971 Heidi Kropp and William Rubel May 28, 1973 



1889 Alice Newton Judd (Mrs. Alfred) April 28, 1973 

1899 Marion Keese Green (Mrs. Henry) April, 1973 

1901 Helen Hale March 31, 1973 

Abbe Lane April, 1973 

Harriet Lee April 2, 1973 

1909 Elizabeth Fuller May 14, 1973 

191 1 Edith Johnson Donald (Mrs. Douglas) April 26, 1973 

1913 Hazel Norcross Trumbull (Mrs. Lymont) July, 1972 

Avis Tobey Johnson (Mrs. Herbert) March 24, 1973 

1915 Muriel Baker Wood (Mrs. Clifford) April, 1973 

1918 Mary Davis Irwin (Mrs. George) April, 1965 

1924 Adelaide Hammond Johnson (Mrs. Edwin) April, 1973 

1928 Mary Alice Mcintosh April, 1973 

Virginia Pontious Porch (Mrs. Eben) April, 1973 

1935 Rosamond Taylor Jensen (Mrs. Harold) February 7, 1973 

1951 Carolyn Hummel Read (Mrs. Harry) December 4, 1972 

The Abbot community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Estelle Goggin on May 25, 1973. 
She had been a housemother at Abbot since 1966, and many recent alumnae will remember her at 
Sherman and at 4 Morton Street. Before coming to Abbot, Mrs. Goggin was the House Director 
at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. 

Alice Newton Judd, 1889, was Abbot's oldest alumna and a very loyal one. She was active in the 
Second Century Fund and until recent years never missed an Alumnae Day. 

Helen Hale, 1901, and Edith Johnson Donald, 1911, were faithful friends of Abbot. Each one 
served as permanent Class Fund Secretary, and their classmates recall the many personal notes they 
received through the years. 


At the end of the school year, the following nine Directors of the new Abbot Academy Association 
were nominated and approved: 

Mrs. Edmund W. Nutting (Mary Howard '40) President 
Mrs. Peter H. Eaton (Elizabeth Bruns '62) 
Mrs. Carl F. Floe (Beverly Brooks '41) 
Donald A. Gordon P.A. '52 

Frank Jones P. A. '48 

S. Leonard Kent 

Mary Kessler '73 

Mrs. Geoffrey D. Kimball (Carol Hardin '53) 

Arleigh Richardson P.A. '41 



Rev. Sidney Lovett, Esther Parker Lovett, Helen 
Buss Towle and Franklin Towle. 

J -g /^ The class extends its sympathy to BEA- 


son, H. Mitchell, died suddenly in March. 



in England the week of Alumnae Day. 

Reunion Co-Chairmen: IRENE ATWOOD 
260 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02116 
and Mrs. Francis S. Fuller (LOUISE J. 

BACON) 10 Emerson Place, Apt. 20H, Boston, 

Mass. 02114. 

Ruth Clark Weaver, Irene Atwood, Louise Bacon 
Fuller and Margaret Van Voorhis 

The four of us who attended our 55th reunion 
enjoyed the whole day. We were sorry more 
of you could not join us. 

It was fun receiving your cards and letters and 
we thank all of you. DOROTHY BUSHNELL 
COFFEEN has donated the largest part of their 
acreage at Four Mile Village, Fla., to the Sierra 
Club as a permanent preserve in order to prevent 
it from becoming a second Miami. She is about 
to take her first trip in 26 years to the Galapagos 
Islands with the Sierra Club. 

MARION HUBBARD CRAIG'S family business, 
started by her father in 1902, is forced to move 
and they are in the process of building — "National 
economics, instability and the whims of govern- 
ment, double their anxiety." 

telephone number in Fla., 305-667-7809. Since 
her husband's retirement they have enjoyed trav- 

HELEN ROBERTSON is quite ill and would 
love to be with us; — a faithful Abbot girl and 
we missed her. 

PEG MORRIS WARNER and her husband are 
traveling and may be in Alaska now. 

KAY RIGHTER JENKINS' husband died last 
summer and we are sorry. Sorry too, that she 
couldn't join us. 

JUDY SHERMAN TIBBETTS would like to have 
been able to come, but she and her husband 
spend weekends with an ill daughter. 

MARGARET SPEER - "distance and a busy 
tutoring schedule" prevented her from coming. 

From all the cards and letters, we know that you 
are all very busy women with many interests 
and many responsibilities. We're proud of you! 

Irene Atwood 

Louise Bacon Fuller 

Reunion Co-chairmen 


tired with her husband to Florida. 

1^%^ Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Brooks White- 
^^J house (ANN DARLING) 152 Foreside 
Rd., Cumberland Foreside. Me. 04110. 

Ruth Holmes Durant, Emily Holt Mucklow, Rosa- 
mond Martin Johnson, Martlia Buttrick Rogers, 
Virginia Maxwell Hyland, Miriam Sweeney 
McArdle, Doris Holt Flinton, Natalie Page Neville, 
Charlotte Hudson White, Miriam Thompson Kim- 
ball, Anne Darling Whitehouse, Elizabeth Thomp- 
son Henry, Elizabeth Flagg Dow, Mary Elizabeth 
Rudd, Mary Catherine Swart wood Sinclair e, Bar- 
bara Clay Cramp ton and Mary Scudder Marsfiall. 


News Secretaries: Mrs. Robert H. Henry (ELIZA- 
BETH THOMPSON) 25 E Schantz Ave., Dayton, 
Ohio 45409 and Mrs. Miriam T. Kimball (MIRIAM 
THOMPSON) 111 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain,' 
Mass. 02130. 


It was a wonderful weekend and more than 
fulfilled our anticipation. We picked up with 
friends we left off with 50 years ago. Seventeen 
were back. 

Mimi and I drove up Friday afternoon. We 
registered about 4:30 at the Alumnae Head- 
quarters in Morton House and that is where 
we learned that Woody and her husband would 
not be with us. 

The members of our class were guests of the 
school. We were put up in lovely newly decorated 
rooms on the third floor. There are six large 
rooms with two baths. It was very attractive 
and comfortable. 

LIBBY FLAGG joined Charlie, Mimi and me 
at the Inn for dinner. Libby was staying at the 
Inn. Charlie has been in the Maine legislature for 
six terms. At the end of this term, in a year and a 
half, she is planning to retire. 

The alumnae concert Friday evening was very 
good, and we began to see more of our classmates 
and others. KATE FRISKIN was there and we all 
had a chance to visit with her. Saturday morning, 
Charlie and M.C. joined Mimi and me at the Inn 
for breakfast. We really had a lovely quiet con- 
versation at that time. Then we went to the 
Alumnae House at 10 o'clock for coffee and 
there we met a number of our class. MRS. 
SIDNEY LOVETT and her roommate from the 
class of 1908 were there with their husbands. 

The annual alumnae meeting was at 1 1 o'clock. 
It was the largest ever held at Abbot. M.C. 
SINCLAIRE, our Fund Chairman, presented our 
50th reunion gift of $2,457.37. MISS SULLIVAN 
announced that this was the largest 50-year gift 
Abbot had ever received. Each one of the 50- 
year girls was presented with a lovely gold disk 
pin with "Abbot" inscribed on it. 

We were treated to a sumptuous buffet luncheon 
in the dining room. Each class had its special table. 
The husbands of PEGGY SCUDDER, DORIS 
HOLT and MIRIAM SWEENEY joined us. Our 
class picture was taken afterwards in front of a 
beautiful large flowering dogwood tree. 

We attended the auction in the afternoon at 
which Abbot sold many things that they no 
longer had any use for. We had our class dinner 
at the Lanam Club and everyone looked so 
pretty in their long dresses. MARTHA BUTTRICK 
ROGERS and her husband supplied the cocktails 
and we had a delicious dinner. It was a lovely 

affair in a private dining room with beautiful 
flowers and all. We had a wonderful unexpected 
call from Woody and her husband. It was so 
good to hear from her. It pleased everyone. 

There were twelve of us on the third floor on 
Saturday night. Many started off early the next 
morning. Ten of us had breakfast at the Inn 
and that ended the delightful weekend. 
Elizabeth Thompson Henry. 

Lois Dunn Morse, Emily Sloper Shatter, Eleanor 
Leech Williamson, Winifred Dudley Burnham and 
Virginia Gay d Elseaux. 

Although our number was small, we enjoyed 

our busy day at Abbot. LOIS DUNN MORSE and 
GEE GEE GAY d'ELSEAUX were elected co- 
chairmen for our 50th in 1978. EMILY SLOPER 
husband attended the reunion and were on their 
way to Moosehead Lake, Maine. WINNIE DUD- 
LEY BURNHAM is Librarian at North Yarmouth 
Academy, Yarmouth, Maine. Her grandchild popu- 
lation has stabilized at 15. Bob is retired and 
disabled by emphysema. GEE GEE GAY d'EL- 
SEAUX'S husband, Frank, has retired. They have 
celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They 
have 6 grandchildren and have started traveling — 
Mexico, Peru and around the world. LOIS DUNN 
MORSE has retired but keeps active. She is a mem- 
ber of the Advisory Committee to the N.H. Vo- 
cational Technical College in Claremont, board 
member for N.H. Home Care Inc., President of 
Women of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Treasurer 
of the Lyme Utility Club and volunteer at Hano- 
ver's Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. 

I am still teaching at the Rhode Island School 
for the Deaf in Providence and plan to retire 
in June '74. My son, Stephen, and family com- 
prising wife and TWO sets of twins, live in 
Wilkes Barre, Pa., where he is a rector of St. 
Clement's and St. Peter's Episcopal Church. They 


were flooded out last June but are now back 
to normal. My daughter, Ann, lives in Springfield, 
Va., and has three children, and son, Bob, was 
married last December and lives in Mentor-on-the 
Lakes, Ohio. 

Many of our classmates are either traveling at 
the moment or about to start a trip and were 
unable to come. BEA LANE MERCER is off on a 
trip to Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. BUNNY 
BLISS BILLINGS should be somewhere in the 
mid-Atlantic as of this date. HELEN LEAVITT 
FISHER and her husband are working on a New 
Testament research program in England. They 
expect to return home to Daytona Beach, Florida 
in November. KAY ADAMS TAILBY is taking 
a trip to the Mediterranean this month. JEAN 
SWIHART SHERWOOD will be in London all 
of this month. Both Jean and her husband are 
retired. BETTY WHITNEY BRINKLEY and her 
husband, John, have retired, built a new home on 
a Northern California hilltop largely by themselves. 
They plan a trip to Europe in the fall. LIZ 
HOLLIS SUTTON spends a great deal of her 
time visiting her three children and six grand- 
children a bit scattered — Amherst, Mass., New 
York City, and Columbus, Ohio. 

JO PARET BARRETT is still teaching. Her 
husband is on the faculty of George Washington 
University. Her first grandchild, a girl, arrived 
two days before Christmas. SUE RIPLEY WARD, 
in addition to planning a trip to Bangkok in the 
fall, is teaching two courses at Denver Free 
University, one in Music Theory, the other "New 
England Cooking: Thrift and Common Sense". 
She should be an expert in both fields. We 
missed "PIPE" who underwent open heart surgery 
April 23, and missed this reunion after attending 
so many in the past. She and her husband have 
been enjoying their retirement. Their son was 
married to Susannah White of Manchester, Mass., 
in October '71 and lives in Boston. 


News Secretaries: Mrs. Harold F. Howe 
(BARBARA FOLK) 7811 Portosueno 
Ave., Palma Sola Park, Bradenton, Fla., 

and GRACE STEPHENS 100 Egypt Lane, East 

Hampton, L.I., N.Y. 

Send your news to them. 


The class extends its sympathy to BAR- 
band died last summer. 

News Secretary: Mrs. William B. Elmer 
(CATHLEEN BURNS) Rose Cottage, 2 
Chestnut Street, Andover, Mass. 01810. 

Jane Ritchie Shaw, Helen Rice Wiles and Helen 
Buttrick Livesey. 

It was a strictly non-sched reunion with all the 
boisterous (and irreverent) improvisation of Senior 
Parlor days. ("What class are you, anyway?" 
asked one bemused alumna, impressed (?) by our 
numbers and vociferousness.) We had come to 
bear witness — like reluctant parents, did we 
have a choice? — to the light-and-shade, Perse- 
phone-like nuptials of our beloved Abbot and 
Phillips Academy. 

It was a goodly company! Whit and DOSS 
len and DOSS SCHWARTZ LEWIS - and, as 
an extra goody at the cocktail hour, that knight 
errant of our undergraduate fantasies, Malcolm 
(Mac) McTernan. 

There were high moments: The Bondes' customary 
Lucullan spread. Drinks at Bill and Kate's. Bill 
ferociously outbidding the competition at the 
auction of Abbot surplus goods. The Alumnae 
meeting itself, at which one '35-er rose to offer 
an amendment to the proposed resolution that 
would guarantee the continuation of Abbot's 
name in the title of the merged Associations. 
(The amendment carried by an overwhelming, 
very emotional voice vote.) 

We swapped news and snapshots — and some 
who sent regrets also sent news: KATIE BURNS 
ELMER'S Ned, a P. A. junior, is on the honor 
roll, currendy playing tennis, and hoping to get 
his P. A. radio-station operator's license. The family 
is planning a return trip to Europe this spring — 
Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, the chateau and Rhine 
countries. ELAINE EATON PERINE works in a 
bank and reserves precious weekends for Wes, 
who travels most of the week, and their daughter 
(now at home in Wilmington). GERALDINE 
JOHNSON wrote that she was off to Michigan 
for a wedding and to visit her father, now 83. 
Afterwards, it would be her Rockport home for 


the remainder of the summer. Press and FRAN 
McTERNAN COAN'S Jeff has just made them 
grandparents for the second time. (It's another 
boy!) Barring overdue claims to the contrary, 
RUTH MINER PRATT is the class title-holder 
in the proliferating progeny dept. She's the grand- 
mother of six (5 boys, 1 girl) ranging from 10 
years to 11 mos. Ruth works weekdays at Con- 
cord (N.H.) Hospital as Asst. to the Director 
of Volunteers. Finally, we were all saddened to 
learn (by special delivery letter that morning 
from her son Peter) of the death of ROSAMOND 
TAYLORJENSEN on February 7 in Longmeadow, 

It was, altogether, a special freeze-frame kind of 
day — because never to be relived again in the 
same sweet, familiar context. 
Pomegranate, anyone? Katie 

t^^y ing and traveling in Europe for the next 
five years. 

OAKMAN DEEGAN'S son, Vin, is 

on L.A.'s No. 1 radio station; 

Brooks just graduated from Cal Western; 

Christy, a graduate of Marymount, is in design 

at Lord & Taylor's in Stamford, Conn., Cordelia, 

16, is at Palisades High. 

>^5Q ANN ( 

Of a D.J. 


Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Gordon P. 
Alcott Rd., Concord, Mass. 01742. 
Abbot turned on all her charm — blue sky, green 
circle, flowering shrubs and happy faces — for 
those who returned for a last, traditional Alumnae 
Day on the old campus. Much appreciated were 
the cards from MARTHA STRATER, JANET 
and PEG HOWARD LONG. Although our number 
was small, or rather, very select, (THEMIS SARRIS 
ELLIS plus husband, Peter, and BETTYE RUTH- 
ERFORD McCOUCH plus Gordon) we managed 
to fill the gap in the sequence of reuning classes. 

From morning registration at Morton House 
through a day of activity terminated at Abbot 
by a reception for the Sizers, we renewed old 
ties and ended the day in Concord, chez McCouch, 
for cocktails and dinner by the fire. We missed 
the rest of you, but you missed a rewarding day. 

Bettye Rutherford McCouch 
Reunion Chairman 

J A £* News Secretary: Mrs. Myron Friedman 
40 (MARIAN TROUB) 42 Concord St., West 
Hartford, Conn. 01619. 


Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Howard Detmer 
ing Rd., Falmouth Foreside, Me. 04105. 

Gordon McCouch, Bettye Rutherford McCouch, 
Themis Sarris Ellis and Peter Ellis. 

Louise Hellier Louvis, Julie Schauffler Bucklin, 
Timmy Bucklin, Nancy Nalle Ulrich, Grace Wit- 
wer, Lee Booth Witwer, Madelon Olney Paglee '49, 
Katherine Davenport, Mary Marton Davenport, 
Helen Weather all, Jane Kenah Dewey, Sally Lunt 
Weatherall, Gene Young, Josephine Hildreth Det- 
mer, Mary Farrar Bonotto, Katharine Fitzgerald, 
Katharine Bigelow Fitzgerald, Rosemary Jones, 
Barbara Dake Johnson and Ann Robinson Joyce. 

Reunion was fun! In spite of children, jobs and 
other entangling alliances a good representation 
of the class of 1948 did manage to throw their 
cares to the wind and return to Abbot. We 
missed those of you who couldn't be so care-free, 
but we raised our glasses to you and were able 
to evoke a few current tidbits on your doings 
and some tarnished memories of you which I'm 
incorporating in this disjointed "report". 

MARTHA BALL GEIKEN was reported by one 
of our spies to be "great" in California. 

We were all sorry to learn of MARTHA BARBER 
LOWRANCE'S husband's death, and we extend to 
her our sympathy. 

reunion with two well-behaved children in tow. 
Kitty was her chatty, pretty self. She has a new 
house in Wellesley and seems to have the suburban 
situation well in hand. 


LEE BOOTH WITWER.whom you'll remember we 
voted our "most brilliant" could now be in the 
running for "most attractive". Lee came all the 
way from Indiana with her equally attractive 
daughter who is at the University of Indiana. 

TODDY COOKMAN PRICE, who had planned 
to come, reached us by phone to report she was 
laid low with Scarlet Fever! There are certain 
risks involved in this motherhood bit. 

BARBARA DAKE JOHNSON, looking not a day 
older than when we last saw her, not only came, 
but graciously became our hospitality chairman 
and invited us to her father's home for drinks — 
the high point of our reunion — we pulled out the 
yearbook and had a merry old time with everyone 
talking a mile a minute. 

Several of us had caught glimpses of SUE DAVIS 
SNYDER through the years and report her to 
be "the same as ever" — in Sue's case that's good! 

We were all duly impressed with the M.D. after 


still putting vaseline on her eyelashes? 

to be back at reunion and was organizing a tennis 
tournament for us all, but unfortunately Carrie 
has been ill and couldn't make it. 

MARY FARRAR BONOTTO not only came, but 
brought her son and charming husband Sergio 
(his second 1948 reunion!). They have just re- 
turned to Princeton from South America. 

mands a submarine, and they are presently sta- 
tioned in Scotland. 

LOUISE HELLIER LOUVIS came and it was 
indeed marvelous to see Lou who really did look 
"exactly the same". An Alumnae Art Exhibit 
was one of the events at reunion and Lou's por- 
traits dominated the show. They were truly 
excellent. There were two of her parents and 
one of Miss Sweeney. I trailed Miss Sweeney 
into the exhibit — she hadn't seen her picture 
previously — and asked her what she thought of 
it, "Why I'm astounded! It looks just like I 
used to!" It is a remarkable likeness and Lou 
is to be congratulated. 

I, DODIE HILDRETH DETMER, am enjoying my 
new husband, enlarged family, and teaching his- 
tory. I kept trying to tell everyone at reunion 
how proud I was of myself for writing a book on 
Portland, but nobody would listen so I'm writing 
it here instead. 

SALLY HUGHES CARR now has four children. 

JANE JACKSON PARKS could not come as she 
was being installed as President of the Hospital 
Auxiliary in Naples, Florida. She and her husband 
are building a dream house on the water and 
cordially invite the class of 1948 to stop. She 
has two sons in college and one on a scholarship 
in England. 

ROSEMARY JONES should have gotten the prize 
for coming the farthest. Mo, after sampling the 
newspaper world and the publishing world and 
other things in New York and Teheran, Iran, 
is now working on a newspaper in Ft. Lauder- 
dale, Florida and seemed to be thriving. 

JANE KENAH DEWEY is the same Janie - except 
that now she has a neat husband, Harry, who 
Bean says has a dimple, a daughter at Williams, 
and one at Abbot whom we had the pleasure of 
meeting. Janie would have been happy to challenge 
Carrie on the courts as she plays tennis herself 
almost everyday — and she looks it — trim and 
healthy. She still gets my vote for "most friendly". 


at Williams for a golf tournament last summer. 
We recognized each other — which if you are 
M.K. is terrific! (peppy, cheerful and elegant in 
white slacks). 

to see at reunion with her same directness and 
sense of humor. Sally, who had her daughter 
Helen with her, went wild buying things at the 
Abbot auction. 


MARY MARTON DAVENPORT returned to re- 
union with her 17-year-old daughter Kay — 
quite a jaunt from Ohio and it was good to see her. 

One of our chubby members wondered, is MARY 
MUESSELL PULLING still rolling her fanny? 

NANCY NALLE ULRICH deserted her husband 
and young 5-year-old son to join us. We knew 
her when she took off her dark glasses! LYN 
OLNEY PAGLEE came with her and it was a treat 
to see them both. 

ELIZABETH OGDEN TOD sent word that she 
had to go to Mothers' Day at Choate where her 
son David is being educated. E.B. sent everyone 
her love. 

MARY RICH OHLWEILER is living in Ponte 
Vedra, Florida with her 14-year old son Chris. 
She rides her bike to work everyday at a small 
swish dress shop. She loves the informal, outdoor 
Florida living. 


ANN ROBINSON JOYCE, who has a daughter 
at Abbot, was also at reunion. Her eyes still 

will recall voting the "best flirt" twenty-five 
years ago, returned with her handsome banker 
husband who told us that Julie still blushes 
often and easily. They live in New York, but 
escape regularly to their farm in the country. 

was at Abbot for her 50th, told us Tootie was 
fine with children in schools all over the place. 

from California. 

with her Doctor husband and young son. 

DEBORAH VOSS HOWARD, Barbara Dake re- 
ports, is married to a brilliant doctor. Debbie, 
we want to know, do your children drink milk? 

ELEANOR WALLIS is living in West Virginia 
with her six dogs. Mo says that Muffy is busy 
and a pillar of her community. 

Last, but by no means least, we had with us 
GENEVIEVE YOUNG. Bean was voted "most 
beautiful" and she still is. Utilizing not only her 
glamor, but her intellect, Bean has forged a 
successful career for herself in New York's pub- 
lishing rat race. She was instrumental in publishing 
among other best sellers, Love Story and Zelda. 

See you in 1978, 

Dodie and Leslie 

The class will be sorry to learn that 


died nearly two years ago. Mercy lives 

on her boat off the coast of Florida during the 



? F/\ News Secretary: Mrs. David M. Lamb 
Zy\j (MARY BIXBY) Sweet Hill Rd., RFD 3, 
Box 172, Plaistow, N.H. 03865. 

9 r "^ News Secretary : Mrs. David Ridings (NAN- 
OX CY BENTLEY) 223 Brattle Rd., Syra- 
cuse, N.Y. 13203. 

Send your news to her. 

JT^ Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Gerard B. Town- 
3*) send (POLLY JACKSON) Proctor St., 
Manchester, Mass. 01944. 

News Secretary: Mrs. Daniel L. Macken (ELAINE 
AUDI) 175 Adams St., Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. 

"My gosh, you girls are so tall!" complained the 
photographer, as he looked for a shortie to put 
in the front row. We felt tall and stood tall 

Betsy Hitzrot Evans, Patricia Eveleth Buchanan, 
Julie Gaines Plmlen, Ann Kennedy Irish, Carol 
Hardin Kimball, Pamela Bushnell Ellis, Cornelia 
Weldon Le Maitre, Donald A. Gordon, Mary 
Scandura McCloskey, Anne Oliver Jackson, Miss 
Hearsey, Mary Grant Lynch, Ellen Smith, Polly 
Jackson Townsend and Elaine Audi Macken. 

after 20 years out. Had a marvelous time and I 
wish all of you could have joined the thirteen of 
us and five husbands for a glorious day at 
Abbot. We noted we had changed little since 
Abbot days, no remarkable weight gains or losses, 
in fact, we all thought we looked better a little 
older. (Actually, today's Seniors weren't even 
born when we graduated!) 

Miss Hearsey and Dorothy Judd joined our table 
for lunch, another fabulous Bonde buffet. We 
NOLDE LADD from the class of '54. Everybody 
was raving about the concert Friday night at which 
Paula had played the piano. We were equally 
impressed with the artistic talent at the Alumnae 
Art Show. 

All afternoon we wandered around comparing old 
times and new changes. The last Bazaar looked 
the same, but girls in jeans and bare feet seemed 
quite indifferent towards it. Much Abbot furniture, 
picture frames and memorabilia were auctioned 
off and Dr. Daniel Macken, Elaine Audi's husband, 
refurbished his office with a few choice items. 
Carol Hardin Kimball, our loyal Alumnae Asso- 
ciation Vice President, purchased the last Abbot 
Centennial plate. 

We met Dr. Sizer and his wife, Nancy, at a recep- 
tion given by the Gordons, then with a feeling of 
nostalgia that the era of private schooling for 
girls had passed, we headed for CONNIE WELDON 
LE MAITRE'S house on Sunset Rock Road for a 
gay cocktail party and light buffet. SHIRLEY 

ritchie, Dorothy judd and jane sulli- 

VAN were bombarded with questions about the 


organization of the new Phillips Academy and 
we loved having them with us. Those of us who 
hadn't yet viewed Smitty's collection of Abbot 
pictures giggled at them. And finally the changes 
were brought home. There must have been 100 
of them and they were a riot. You'll all have 
to return in five years and defend yourselves. 
Our leader for the 25th reunion will be JULIE 
arm twisted and agreed to be our Abbot Fund 
Chairman and ELAINE AUDI MACKEN will 
cover our news. Be sure to send her all your tid- 

NANCY BAILEY REIGEL now lives in Phoenix, 
Ariz. 85018 on 4941 East Rockridge Rd. Con- 
gratulations to CAROL BURTON BIGGS who 

receives her BA from Scripps College this June. 
Carol says, "After seventeen years of marriage, 
and with four daughters and in internist husband 
to keep house for, I do seem an unlikely candidate 
for a college senior." 

PAM BUSHNELL ELLIS has been in the Real 
Estate business in Milwaukee these last two and 
a half years. With two girls and two boys, youngest 
4 1 /2, she has a houseful, but loves working part- 
time. TIMMY HEKMA OGDON has had one-man 
shows in Greenwich with her fascinating work 
using materials from the dump. JULIE GAINES 
PHALEN has ventured into Town Government — 
on the Finance Committee of Topsfield, Mass. 
ANN KENNEDY IRISH serves on the Liberty 
Council in Michigan, overseeing the protection 
of Women's Rights. 

ANN OLIVER JACKSON'S husband, Dick, has 
been transferred to Charleston, S.C. (19 Water 
St., as of mid-summer). She has been on the 
Board of Trustees of Sewickley Academy where 
their three children attend school. ELLEN SMITH 
is teaching second grade in Wellesley, Mass., and 
unquestionably charming them into learning. ANN 
ZUILL WILLIAMS' husband, Colin, has retired 
from the Royal Navy and they have settled in 
Northumberland, not far from the Scottish border. 

Have a nice summer. 


woman exhibit of her mobiles and sta- 
mobiles at the Lawrence General Hos- 
pital during the month of June. 


Reunion Chairman: Mrs. Robert Hyde 
(FAITH P. WHITE) 85 Woodlawn St., 
Hamden, Conn. 06517. 

News Secretary: NANCY DICK, P.O. Box 429, 
Dedham, Mass. 02026. 

Caroline Greene Donnelly, Katherine Lockwood 
Hayslip, Sally Leavitt Blackburn, Parry Ellice 
Adam, Faith White Hyde, Elizabeth Artz Beim, 
Miss Judd, Jane Christie Smith, Beverly Black 
Barclay, Ruth Gray Switzer with her daughter, 
Dierdre, Agnes Daley Rothrock, Claudia Sandberg 
Wyllie, Wynne Paffard Delmhorst, Nancy Dick, 
Phebe Sherman Elliott, Mary Steketee MacDonald, 
Betsy Gardner Riley and Anne Moulton Anderson. 

What a wonderful fifteenth reunion it was! And 
eighteen of us were there to celebrate. The day 
was full of activity: a meeting, a luncheon at the 
school, an auction, the bazaar, and a reception 
for Dr. Sizer. And then we all gathered at the 
house of Mr. Daley, AGGIE DALEY ROTH- 
ROCK'S father, on Morton Street for cocktails. 
A marvelous chance then to visit, catch up, and 
meet husbands. We all appreciated Mr. and Mrs. 
Daley's generosity in offering their house which 
provided a perfect spot for the party. Afterwards 
we went over to the Andover Inn for a delicious 
roast beef dinner. To say the least, we had a 
good group, an interesting time, and age seems 
to have complimented everyone! My special thanks 
to JANE SULLIVAN who did so much to make 
our reunion such a good one. 

Here's who came to the reunion: 

ELIZABETH ARTZ BEIM is married to David 
Beim and living in Brooklyn Heights. She's very 
busy with two small children ages 3 and 5. 
BEV BLACK BARCLAY lives in N.Y.C. now and 
is an executive advertiser. JANE CHRISTIE SMITH 
drove down from Maine. Jane has 3 children and 
is in charge of coordinating a new educational 
program at Bates College where her husband 

AGNES DALEY ROTHROCK has three daughters 
and lives in Concord, Mass. She and her husband, 
Jim, plus children enjoy good air and exercise 
such as biking on the Vineyard or mountain 


NANCY DICK is hoping to go to medical school 
in September, and is taking science courses at 
Simmons in Boston at the moment. 

PHEBE SHERMAN ELLIOTT lives in Greenfield, 
Mass. and has two children who are 8 and 10. 

PARRY ELLICE ADAM lives in New Jersey with 
husband Sandy and two active children. The 
whole family attended the reunion and enjoyed 
the bazaar. 

RUTH GRAY SWITZER came with her husband 
and four children also. They live on the Cape in 
town of Sandwich. Ruth's oldest, Kimberly, is 
9, Pam is 7, Deirdre is 5 and Kirt is 2. 

BETSY GARDENER RILEY and husband Gil have 
four children and live in Wilton, Conn. Betsy's 
into illustrating children's books, and her en- 
thusiasm is bound to lead to success. 

live with three children in a marvelous old, old 
house in Medfield, Mass. They have a barn and 
sheep, horses and what sounds like a terrific farm! 

Major in the service and has two children. A girl 
11, and a boy, 9. She flew all the way up from 
Virginia for the reunion and visited her parents 
who live in Andover at the same time. 

drove from Cumberland, R.I. for the reunion. 
Kaki expects a baby in July, and meanwhile is 
working with Ed at Brown University's Rocke- 
feller Library. 

busy with two small children. She left the children 
plus husband Don in Greenwich and drove up 
to the reunion with BEV BARCLAY. 

year old son and lives with husband Arthur 
in Riverside, Conn. 

John live in North Andover with two children. 

TIJ SEVERANCE WELLS and husband Peter 
(an Andover graduate of our vintage) live in 
Woodbridge, Conn. Tij has a very busy job at 
Yale New Haven Hospital doing cancer research. 

Sandy have two tiny children and have just 
moved into a new house in Westport, Conn. 

HARRIET GRAY will be teaching in the Bio- 
logical Sciences Department at Wellesley College 
this fall. 

As for myself, I'm living in New Haven, have a 
marvelous husband and two sons, Peter 10 and 
Mark 8. 

J S ^ LAUCHLAN LEARNED is studying for 

\J jkd an M.A. in Asian studies at the University 
of California. 

Emilie Dean McBride, Karla Haartz Rulon-Miller, 
Emily Moulton Hall, Chris Stern, Carolyn Hol- 
combe Damp, Anita Miller White, Patience Meigs, 
Margaret Brown, Margaret Kimball, Iris Varda- 
voulis Blackmer, Cynthia Sorensen Palmer, Bar- 
bara Rugen, Ann MacCready Northrup, Cynthia 
Kimball Merriam and Lois Golden Stern. 


Reunion Co-Chairmen: Mrs. Peter B. Rob- 
inson (SHARON L. SEECHE) 4 Anderson 
Lane, Westford, Mass. 01886. Mrs. Henry 

G. Rulon-Miller (KARLA HAARTZ) Constitution 

Hill, Princeton, N.J. 08540. 


band Mark are living in New York City. Kathy 
is earning her master's degree in Special Education 
while Mark works for Cattex Petroleum Company. 
In September they are leaving the country to 
live and work overseas. 

SUSAN ARCHER REHDER is working in public 
relations; she anticipates a move from North 
Pelham, N.Y. to Houston, Texas. 

MARGARET BROWN is teaching English to 
juniors and seniors at Melrose High in Massa- 
chusetts. At present she is teaching during the 
morning half of a split session that begins at 
7:00 A.M. Next year she looks forward to 
working on the afternoon session. 

John and BIZZY BARTELINK LANE have re- 
cently moved to Charlotte, N.C. where John is 
a parish minister. Bizzy is a securities analyst in 
a bank in Charlotte. 

and their Alaskan Malamutes are living in a log 
cabin in southern Indiana. Dennis is a professor 
of business law at Indiana University and Sue is 


a fourth grade teacher. They love their jobs and 
enjoy the long vacations. 

Dick live in Bedford, Mass. Cynthia is a teacher 
at Shady Hill. Since their marriage in August, 
Cynthia and Dick have done some traveling in 
Europe and are planning more this summer. 

There seem to be several members of the class 
living in Cambridge including MARGARET KIM- 
BALL who is teaching dramatic arts; HILARY 
HAYES who is a secretary for three professors 
at M.I.T.; LOIS GOLDEN STERN who is studying 
tap dancing. 

JAN GLEASON is living on the west coast in 
Seattle. She loves that part of the country. 
Jan is doing lots of travel on business to such 
places as New Zealand and the South Pacific. 

Princeton, N.J. where she and husband Harry 
teach math at the Princeton Day School. Karla 
continues riding her horse while Harry plays ice 
hockey almost year-round. 

Others at reunion were: CAROLYN HOLCOMBE 
DAMP who has recently moved to Acton, Mass.; 
MIMI DEAN McBRIDE who has a new address 
in New York City; ANN MacCREADY NORTH- 
RUP who lives in Newton, Mass.; PATIENCE 
MEIGS who has been traveling in Morocco; ANITA 
MILLER WHITE and husband Andrew who live 
in Bowdoinham, Maine with their son and daughter; 
EMILY MOULTON HALL and husband John 
from Salem, Mass. BARBARA RUGEN was up 
from New York City along with CHRIS STERN 
who is finishing up her law degree. IRIS VARDA- 
VOULIS BLACKMER who is teaching in North- 
ampton had a baby girl last November. CINDY 
SORENSEN PALMER and Bob were out from 
Revere, Mass. Cindy is teaching and Bob is 
studying Marine Biology. 

present as she gave birth to a son, Matthew 
Spencer, on May 7, 1973. 

KAREN BLACK BONNELL and husband Tom 
had a son, Charlie, on August 16, 1972. 

It was good to see so many back and we look 

for more in 1978. 

Karla Haartz Rulon-Miller. 

The following letter was received in April: 

Dear Class of 1961, Alumnae, Faculty, Parents 
& Friends, 

The Abbot Academy Class of 1963 to which I am 
a member will be having its tenth reunion this 

year. I wish I could be there but I will be 
busy with finals and practical examinations for 
my senior year as a Dental Student. After the 
finals will be preparations for the May 27th 
graduation and then head for my country. 

I want to express my sincere thanks to all of you 
especially the Class of 1961 who put on a Bazaar 
in 1960 and collected the money "to bring an 
African girl to study at Abbot Academy". I was 
that lucky African girl and my education in the 
U.S.A. did not cease after I graduated from 
Abbot. The college preparation I received at 
Abbot enabled me to go on to college and then 
did some graduate work at the University of 
Pennsylvania and Temple University where at the 
latter I got a master's degree and very soon I will 
be getting a D.D.S. degree. I could not have 
received all that education without financial help 
and I would say with all sincerity that you 
brought me luck by helping me in the beginning. 

As I leave this country in June, I will leave with 
fond memories of you people who helped me 
for the first three years in this country. Some 
of you not only contributed to my education, 
but you also gave me love, clothes, shelter and 
food. I hope one day I will be in a position 
to help you as much as you helped me. I also 
hope that when you come to Kenya, you will look 
for me and you will allow me to welcome you 
there like you welcomed me in your country. 
God bless you all. Muthoni Githungo 

After June: Muthoni G. Gitata, D.D.S. , P.O. Box 
46210, Nairobi, Kenya. 

9 £* A Word has been received that ALLIS 
04 BROOKS HANLEY had an 8 lb. bov 

on March 19. Allis is now living in Glen- 
burnie, Md. 

FRIEDEL LAAFF MANRESA is teaching English 
in Spain. Her husband works as an International 
Fair executive for the Spanish Chamber of Com- 

MOLLY WEBSTER PUGH received an A.B. de- 
gree from the University of California at Davis 
in December, 1972. She was an Art major. 

\J^J in May, and is a law librarian. Her 
address is: Coudert Freres, 52, avenue 
des Champs Elsyees, Paris VIII, France. 

BETSY LAGE is currently a dancer and choreo- 
grapher with "Elizabeth Lage and the Performing 
Arts Dancers." She received her Master of Fine 
Arts at New York University in June, 1971. 

old daughter, Alicia. Her husband is associated 


with a law firm in Louisville. Alicia is running a 
play school for 2-year olds. 

KATHY STOVER HOLIAN and her husband 
have adopted a son, Joshua Nathan, born Jan. 
23, 1973. 


a master's degree in city planning from 
Harvard in June. 

DEBBY LITTLE PARIS who is living in Oakland, 
Calif, has a year old daughter, Rioka. Her husband 
is an environmental sculptor and recently had 
an exhibit at M.I.T. 

PAMELA SEVEY LAWRENCE'S husband is study- 
ing at the University of Virginia Law School, and 
Pam is managing a Pappagallo shoe store in 
Charlottesville, Va. 

for a travel agent in Littleton, Colo. Her husband 
is studying for an M.A. at the University of 

*• ^ News Secretary: VICTORIA BENNETT, 

O/ 21 Canterbury Apts., RD 2, Essex Junc- 
tion, Vt. 05452. 

JOYCE WANNOP received a Bachelor of Music 
degree from the University of British Columbia 
in June. She will be married in August to Robert 
E. Bruce. 

ROXANNA WOLFE is getting her degree in 
Nursing and is working full time in Pediatrics. 


Reunion Chairman: SHIRLEY R. SULLI- 
VAN, 84 Gardner St., Allston, Mass. 

Katharine Nelson Harris, Diane Driscoll, Mar- 
guerite Schnepel, Deborah Daley, Lynn Black, 
Cheryline Lewis, Lynn Trenbath, Barbara Camp 
Roselle, Shirley Sullivan, Martha Shapiro, (Cather- 
ine Wies, Toby Dondis, Karen Urie, Simone Huval, 
Elizabeth Handy, Elaine Finbury, Mrs. Lillian 
Whitney mother of Claudia Whitney Frankenberg, 
Hollis Hebbel Leong and Ann Finn. 

News Secretary: MARCIA OWEN, 240 Michigan 
Ave., #B-5, East Lansing, Mich. 48823. 

The silent but classy Class of '68 met 23 strong 
after 5 years for the Last Abbot Reunion May 12. 
Although new to the alumnae game, we par- 
ticipated in discussion, listened to oration and 
marveled at what 5 years had done to Abbot 
and to each other. We all looked great and 
some of us had different names. Others are 
students and others are gainfully employed. But 
all in all, the Class of '68 remains to each 
other intact in memories somewhere between 
the second and third floors of Draper. Reunions 
were then a time to catch up and dream back, 
and so before I begin these notes, I must apolo- 
gize for a rather inauspicious beginning, that 
my vision was of a backward sort and being a 
determined dreamer, I never really found out 
what everyone was doing, and so if my informa- 
tion is erroneous I stand corrected. Let me 
begin by saying that it was great seeing everyone 
and for all those of you that couldn't make it, 
we missed you and hope to see you soon and/or 
at least hear from you. 

Those members of the Class of '68 who at- 
tended the last Abbot reunion and any resulting 
relevant information I happen to remember: 

MARTHA SHAPIRO is living in Washington, D.C. 
and working for a travel agent. 

KATHY WIES is attending Boston University 
Nursing School and living in Cambridge. 

PAULA ATWOOD is working as a lab technician. 

JOANNE SAPIENZA is managing the shoe de- 
partment at Ann Taylor, Sportswear, in Cam- 
bridge. Joey is engaged to Julio Evangelista, 
Harvard '73 and is planning a September wedding. 

LYNNE BLACK is a dorm counselor at North- 
field-Mount Hermon School. 

JAKIE McGINTY SMITH is married and getting 
her M.A. in psychology at the Univ. of Georgia. 

LYNNE TRENBATH is living in Washington, D.C. 

BARBARA CAMP ROSELLE is married and living 
at Governors Island, N.Y. 

ANN FINN is in a masters program in education 
at Tufts and living in Cambridge. 

JANIE BROWN is working in a mental hospital 
in Syracuse, N.Y. Jane plans the ward activities 
and still has long, red hair. 

BETSY HANDY is teaching school and living 
in Allston. 

JODY FROST is an architecture student at MIT. 


TOBY DONDIS is managing the Pappagallo Shop 
in Boston after completing an executive training 
program at Filenes. 

DIANE DRISCOLL is in Vermont and teaching. 

DEBBY DALEY is engaged and by the time you 
get this will be married. What can I say but "Best 
Wishes Ms. Daley." 

LEE SULLIVAN is working part time as a model, 
lives in Allston, and is keeping the Eastern Airlines 
N.Y. shuttle in business. 

SIMONE HUVAL graduated from Boston U. this 
May and will be living in Vermont. 

KAREN URIE is working on Wall Street and 
living in NYC. 


CHER LEWIS is working as a buyer in NYC, I 
think for Orbach's, but according to Miss St. 
Pierre, doesn't want to talk about it. 

KATHY NELSON HARRIS is in NYC and going 
to school. 


Those illustrious members of the Class of '68 who 
responded but were unable to attend: 

BETTY BRIGGS is engaged to Thomas K. Robin- 
son of Ridgewood, N.J. She graduated from 
Duke University and is now employed in the 
Systems and Programming Department of the 
American Hospital Supply Co. in Evanston, 111. 
Tom received his B,S. in Civil Engineering from 
Duke University. 

ANNETTE DAVIS is back in school at the U. of 
Calif, at Santa Barbara. 

CARY CLEAVER is finishing at Northwestern. 

NANCY ROBERTS is working at the George 
School, a co-ed Friends school near New Town, 
Bucks County, Pa. 

ANN DOTY is finishing at the U. of Michigan, 
majoring in anthropology. 

DEBBY WEBSTER is working in Mexico as a 
teacher. Debbie said she will be in Boston this 

ANN MOSES is working and living in Lausanne 
Switzerland. Ann stated she would be in Lausanne 
more or less indefinitely. So, for the record, her 
address is 77 Avenue de la gaie, Lausanne, Switz- 

LYNN MARSDEN is working for an art gallery 
in Boston and living in Cambridge. 

JUDY DILLINGHAM is finishing up at Stanford. 

having graduated from the U. of Iowa is now 
out in California. 

in West Germany. Her mother represented her at 
reunion. I use her words to end this poor excuse 
for a newsy letter. And so if I may quote you, 

"I think of you 

You pop into dreams — 

Saw some old mates but it 

was all too fast for anything depthening. 

Maybe there will be a time when 

I come over, we'll see each other. 

I am happy and struggling to make 

Something out of myself." 

Thank you, Claudia. Maybe there will be a time. 

For the rest of you, let me hear something. 
Abbot is an endangered species and only alive 
in the memories of those that really knew her. 

As for me, I'm working at Ropes and Gray, 
a law firm in Boston, as a legal assistant. I'm 
engaged to Hugh Samson, P.A. '68 and also 
struggling to make something of myself! 

Love you all, 
Lanie Finbury 

1/LCk BARBARA ALLEN presented an organ 
U/ recital at Vassar in April. She is a member 
of the Vassar College Choir. 

CAROLYN CAIN worked this year in France for 
John Deere Tractor Co. She will go to graduate 
school at Columbia next September. 


News Secretary: VIRGINIA KNAPP, 438 
Jerusalem Rd., Cohasset, Mass. 02025. 

GAY LUSTER studied in Ireland this 

News Secretary: SARA INGRAM, 502 

East 87th St., New York, N.Y. 10028. 

DORI STREET was working in Boston 
at the First National Bank of Boston as an 
assistant teller. She was living in an apartment 
with CAIT OWEN. She has seen SALLY BROWN- 
ING and she is fine. Dori is now attending Kirk- 
land College. RUTH RASER writes that she has 
cut her hair to a very short length. Ruth who is 
at Wheaton has seen CAROL KENNEDY and 
CLAUDIA COMINS and says they too are both 
fine. Ruth will be in Paris next year. 

NANCY COHEN took last school term off from 
Yale and has been working at various jobs. She 
reports that DEBBIE HUNTINGTON is happy 
at Middlebury. JUDY FLETCHER also took last 
semester from school and is doing some book- 


keeping. MARY ANNA SULLIVAN has been 
at the University of Edinborough for four months 
and plans to do some traveling before coming 
back to the states for school. 

BELL HOP is still out to lunch: HELEN LA- 
COUTURE is very happy at Carleton although 
she still does feel the need to indulge in visits 
to a certain Aunt Clare in a hotel in Boston. 
HEIDI KROPP writes that she is very happy at 
Bowdoin. Heidi is to be married on May 28th 
to Bill Rubel. They will be living in New Hamp- 
shire this summer and then next winter they 
will travel to Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand 
where they plan to live for a few months. 

EMMY SCHROEDER writes that she is very 
happy at Bowdoin and that she was on the 
field hockey team, the swim team manager and 

was a student representative for the Alumni 
Council. She plans to be a history major, con- 
centrating in American history. 

I went to Florida with MARY McCABE over the 
spring vacation and we had a great time. We were 
both bronze beauties for a while. Mary is doing 
well at B.C. and seems to be happy there. I will 
be spending the summer in Nantucket working 
in a drugstore earning money to do a little 
traveling. I hope to hear from every one. 

My best to you all, 


News Secretaries: NOREEN MARKLEY, 
256 Tanglewood Dr., North Canton, Ohio 

MARCIA McCABE, 412 Rogers Lane, Wallingford, 

Penna. 19086. 

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Who Is An Alumnus 

Of Phillips Academy? 

1 If so, please fill in this form and return it to: 

Miss C. Jane Sullivan, Alumnae Secretary 
Morton House 
23 School Street 
1 Andover, Massachusetts 01810 

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